Birth - Death
Writer, poet, and essayist. Taught at the Ateneo de Manila University from 1986-2009, and later worked as a Communications Analyst at the United Nations Development Programme and as Head of Research and News Desk Manager at TV5. Former writer and reporter for the Philippines Press (1986-1994). Many awards, including a three-time Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) awardee for poetry, Philippines Free Press Award for essay writing (2004), and first prize recipient at the ASEAN Letter-Writing Contest for Young People. Chairman emeritus of Ang Ladlad, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) political party in the Philippines. LGBTQ activist.