Cecilia Chung


Cecilia Chung is Senior Strategist at the Transgender Law Center and an internationally recognized civil rights leader who advocates for HIV/AIDS awareness and care, LGBT equality, and social justice. An immigrant from Hong Kong, Cecilia has lived in San Francisco for over 20 years where she has worked locally and internationally to advance equality and justice. During that time, she has broken ground in a number of ways including: being the first transgender woman and first Asian to be elected to lead the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Celebration; the first transgender woman and first person living openly with HIV to Chair the San Francisco Human Rights Commission; and, an architect of the nation?s most ambitious publicly funded program addressing economic justice within the transgender community. Her community service spans nearly two decades. On October 11, 2012, Cecilia was presented with the Levis Strauss & Co. Pioneer Award, among many recognitions and accolades she has received throughout the years. As an Asian transgender woman living with HIV, she has dedicated herself to ending stigma, discrimination, and violence in all communities.