Tonette Lopez

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Tonette Lopez
Wellington Lopez

Oras, Eastern Samar, Philippines
DiedApril 25, 2006
Manila, Philippines
Years active2000-2006

Tonette Lopez (died April 25, 2006) was the first transgender woman activist in the Philippines and a popular Asian LGBT activist, HIV/AIDS researcher and journalist.


Lopez led the 16th International AIDS Conference in 2005. [1]

Gahum Philippines

In 2001, Lopez started the Gay Human Rights Movement (GAHUM), based in Cebu City.

Lopez has stated: "Discrimination is very eminent. A country such ours, which is predominantly Roman Catholic is very difficult. Opinions and decisions are always coiled and intertwined with one's religiosity, belief and faith." [2]

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