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The New Queer K-Pop Group To Stan—Get To Know QI.X - Koreaboo

(Left to right: jiGOOK, Prin, Maek, YOURA)


QI.X is a 4 member K-Pop group that debuted on November 19, 2022, and released their first official song on March 22, 2023. All 4 members are genderqueer in different ways, and use ‘they’ as at least one of their pronouns.

In their name, QI stands for Queer Idol and X means either infinity, or what’s marked on legal documents that means unspecified gender. QI.X is under Sweet Potato Productions and was brought together by their producer, Jiyeon.

More info:

  • Fandom name: QTZ
  • Fandom color: Periwinkle Purple
  • Links: YouTube, TikTok, Twitter, Instagram
  • Members: Prin (they/them), jiGOOK (he/they), Maek (they/them), YOURA (they/them)


About the members:


  • Birthday: 10/10/2000 (22)
  • Pronouns/gender: they/them, nonbinary
  • Roles: leader, main vocal, main dancer, lead rapper
  • Representative color: blue


  • Prin’s name is a shortened and gender neutral form of prince/princess.
  • A favorite quote: “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
  • They’re a fan of Key, NMIXX, Stray Kids, P1Harmony, and ATEEZ.
  • They’re vegan.
  • They gave up on being an idol because of the K-Pop industry’s LGBTQ+phobia.
  • They’re the resident goofball of the group.
  • A couple of their hobbies are dancing and trying new looks.
  • Being a dancer is their biggest identity.


  • Birthday: 12/23/1995 (27)
  • Pronouns/gender: he/they, “genderfluid nonbinary trans male, sometimes genderless”
  • Roles: lead vocalist, main rapper
  • Representative color: green


  • No stage name – uses his real name.
  • They’re a drag artist!
  • He wants QI.X to enter the Billboard charts.
  • They’re also vegan.
  • His hobbies include photography and writing music.
  • Their favorite bands are Nirvana, Radiohead, and Sigur Rós.
  • Some of their favorite soloists are Bon Iver, Damien Rice, and Björk.
  • His favorite queer films are Queer as FolkAngels in AmericaQueer Eye, and Pose.
  • They can play piano.


  • Birthday: 9/24/1996 (26)
  • Pronouns/gender: they/them, genderqueer
  • Roles: main vocalist, lead rapper
  • Representative color: yellow


  • Maek’s name comes from a fictional creature (a Pulgasari) that is tough, eats metal, and breathes fire. They want to be as tough as a Pulgasari when it comes to opposition.
  • They work for JOGAKBO, a trans rights organization.
  • Another vegan!
  • They’ve identified as queer since middle school.
  • They write music, took lessons on beat making, and want to make songs for QI.X in the future.
  • Their musical inspiration is Red Velvet.
  • Their favorite thing to do is eat delicious food.


  • Birthday: 5/7/2000 (22)
  • Pronouns/gender: they/them, unlabeled
  • Roles: lead vocalist, maknae
  • Representative color: purple


  • *Has been on break since February 9, 2023.*
  • They’re in a constant state of questioning their gender, which is why they leave it unlabeled.
  • They majored in acting but they’re interested in traditional arts, music, and movement.
  • After being eliminated from idol auditions in elementary school, they decided that they weren’t suited to be an idol because of their appearance and body.
  • Their favorite style of dance is modern dance.
  • They like singing and playing instruments.



  • Lights Up (digital single) – Released March 22, 2023.
  1. Lights Up
  2. Lights Up (Instrumental)

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