Brenda Alegre

Lecturer, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong/Philippines

Brenda Rodriguez Alegre is currently among the Board of Directors of STRAP (The Society of Transsexual Women Advocates of the Philippines) and the Southeast Asia representative of ILGA Asia. Brenda is a lecturer at the University of Hong Kong where she teaches Gender Studies, with upcoming publications on transgender people's experiences. As an activist for LGBTQI , she has been featured as an expert in TV and radio programs. In 2018, Brenda was awarded the LGBT + Public Champion in Hong Kong and delivered a speech at the United Nations Human Rights Council in June of that year. Brenda holds a doctorate of philosophy in psychology. Her main research interests are about transgender women. Currently her research focus is on the intersections of religions and cultural ideologies with genders and sexualities. She is a choir soprano.


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