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This is a Korean name; the family name is Hong.
Hong Seok-cheon
Hangul 홍석천
Hanja 洪錫天
Revised Romanization Hong Seok-cheon
McCune–Reischauer Hong Sŏkch'ŏn

Hong Seok-cheon (born February 3, 1971) is a South Korean male model and actor who caused considerable controversy in his home country when he came out as gay in 2002. Hong is the most prominent Korean celebrity to openly admit to being gay.

Hong Seok-cheon had appeared on South Korean television programs marketed to children as well as variety shows. After revealing his homosexuality, he was subsequently fired from his prime time variety show by the network. He also appeared in the thriller films Ggotcheul deun namja (English release title Man Holding Flowers) in 1997, and the 2001 film Hera Purple as well as a 1998 romantic release entitled Tie a Yellow Ribbon.

In 2005 he appeared with his parents on the Korean talk show Lee Honglyol, Park Ju-mi's Yoyumanman to discuss his life after coming out of the closet.[1]


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