Michael Bäk is Facebook’s current Head of Public Policy in Thailand. Michael has worked across Asia for over 20 years, including senior roles with the UN and USAID. He also has an extensive background in LGBT health and human rights through his work with the B-Change Social Enterprise Group and the Being LGBTI In Asia programme.
Michael says organisations like APCOM are vital to advancing the health and rights of LGBTI people and people affected by HV. “Asia is the fastest growing region of the world with economies creating endless opportunities for people and families around the region. We must make sure that LGBTI people and people with HIV aren’t left behind in these opportunities for growth, empowerment and love. We need to work hard to eliminate stigma, change laws, open hearts and minds, and ensure that LGBTI and people with HIV in Asia can realise their social, economic, and spiritual contributions.”