Who is Gay in SHinee and Why People Think So?

SHINee is a one of the hottest South Korean boy band. It has five members and it made its debut in 2008, under the Korean label S.M. Entertainment. Are there any rumors about them being gay or bisexual? That’s what we’re going to find out.



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Lee Jin Ki, knownn by his stage name Onew, is a South Korean singer and member of the group ShiNee. He was born on December 14, 1989 in Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.

Onew is the leader and lead vocalist of the SHINee group. He has also done other solo projects with some artists and groups in Korea.

Onew has never said anything about his sexual preferences, and we don’t hear many rumors about this either.

Many fans believe that he is straight – he just was once heartbroken and he doesn’t want a relationship for this reason.


Kim Jong Hyun is a South Korean singer. Better known as Jonghyun, he was born on April 8, 1990 in Seoul, South Korea. Jonghyun is a member of the group ShiNee and serves as a main vocalist there.

Before joining ShiNee, he was a bassist in a band. He actually started his training with SM Casting System back in 2005.

Jonghyun was once criticized for his support to sexual minorities. He was victim of several attacks when he showed support to the LBGT community on his twitter page.

That notwithstanding, he has never admitted being gay. He’s supportive of them, but we can’t tell if he is gay or bisexual.

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Kim Ki Bum better known as Key is a South Korean singer. He was born on September 23, 1991 in Daegu, South Korea. Key is a lead rapper and vocalist of the group ShiNee.

He started training with SM in 2005 which made eligible to join the group. Apart from his activities with ShiNee, Key has also done works with Girls Generation and Jessica.

Some fans have the tendency to think he is gay, because he has many female friends and rarely shows interest in girls. However, there are just speculations and we can’t tell if it is the truth or not.

“Key gay” is one of the most searched keywords in Korean search engines. The singer has stated that he often looks himself up online, and netizens speculate that he is aware about these rumors.

The fact that he has never made any comments about it indicates that he might be not disturbed by the situation. After all, what matters the most is that he is happy as he is now.


Choi Min Ho is a South Korean rapper and member of the boy group SHINee. He was born on December 9, 1991 in Incheon, South Korea.

He is the main rapper and youngest member of the group. He has been part of the SM since 2005. Aside his works with SHiNee, Minho has also been featured in Girls Generation song Gee.

Though some netizens claim Minho to be gay, their statements are not backed up by adequate proof. As already said, it is very difficult to suggest someone is gay unless the person declares it himself.

Minho is said to be the manliest member in the group. This does not mean he couldn’t be gay, but we do not have reasons to suspect so. From what we can gather, he cannot be said to be gay or bisexual.


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Lee Tai Min also known as Taemin is a South Korean singer and member of ShiNee. He was born on July 18, 1993. He is a vocalist, dancer and the Maknae of the group. He has been in SM since 2005 just as other members.

Taemin has been said to be gay on many occasions by netizens. People were especially aware of his relationship with EXO member Kai, a close friend of his.

SHINee’s maknae is aware of the gosspis, and he even stated in a radio interview that he is “worried about causing misunderstandings” because of his closeness to Kai.

Of course this does not mean he is gay – we cannot be sure about a person’s sexuality unless he decides to be open about it. We can only speculate!


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