Alan Li 19-- -
Dr. Alan Li, an immigrant from Hong Kong, is a Toronto-based physician, community organizer and human rights activist. Since the early 1980s, he has been the driving force behind Gay Asians Toronto. He co-founded Hong Kong 10%,Club, the first registered gay community organization in Hong Kong. He was also the founder of the Asian Community AIDS Services, and the multicultural Coalition against Homophobia. He was the first openly gay National President of the Chinese Canadian National Council, an advocacy organization with 30 chapters across Canada. As a physician, he has served many people with HIV/AIDS at Casey House Hospice as well as marginalized populations at Regent Park Community Health Centre.
"I spent most of my life building safe spaces for marginalized communities: gays and lesbians, people of colour, immigrants and refugees. Safe spaces where we nourish and develop the multifaceted aspects of our full identities so we can participate meaningfully in society.
Only when we recognize the unique gifts and worth of every individual, respect our distinctiveness and celebrate our diversity, can we be a society that maximizes all potentials and achieves true harmony." (Alan Li, 2000 Induction Statement)
Physicien, organisateur communautaire et militant des droits de la personne.