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Bemz Benedito
Philanthropy & Charity

Bemz Benedito

Managing Director, Make Your Nanay Proud (MYNP) Foundation, Inc
Location: Philippines

A beacon of transgender light and an LGBTQ rights advocate, Bemz can proudly say she was Chairperson of the LGBTQ political party in the Philippines, Ang Ladlad. In 2016 she received the Global Transgender Heroes award for challenging the LGBTQ status quo and gender stereotypes. The award was conferred by the True Colours Fund, a New York-based LGBTQ organisation co-founded by international pop star Cyndi Lauper in celebration of International Women’s Day. The bubbly
Bemz shares: “I’ve always looked up to Dr. Boy Abunda and Senator Loren Legarda. Working with and for them gave me the inspiration, passion and dedication that is indispensable to my advocacies. Dr. Abunda always taught me the value of compassion and honesty, while Senator Legarda showed me malleability and endurance in pushing one’s advocacy. However, I must give credit to my beloved parents for their love, care and support and that which all made me the best that I am today.”

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