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Justin Bionat

Vice Chairman for the Visayas, Philippine BAHAGHARI National LGBT Organization, Philippines

Justin Francis Bionat is a proud activist for LGBTQIA youth. Justin is the founder of The Student Advocates for Gender Equality (SAGE) Network, a youth and university-based organization for LGBTQIA students. Justin applied for Salzburg Global Seminar when he was 20 years old. He was one of the youngest HIV and AIDS counselors in his country when he finished his training at the age of 18. His other involvements include being the vice chairperson of the Bahaghari National LGBT Organization of the Philippines, a writer for Outrage Magazine, the voice of LGBTQI Philippines, and a member of Youth Voices Count - Asia. Most of Justin's advocacy work include giving talks and lectures on LGBT related topics to his fellow youth, especially at universities in the Philippines. He also organized his city's first LGBT Pride March in 2016. He is currently taking up his undergraduate degree in political science atWest Visayas State University in the Philippines.

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