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Carlos Celdran

is a cultural activist, and performing artist. He began his art career at age 14 as a cartoonist for a local Manila newspaper, enrolling at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1991, where he began working in performance art. After university, he moved to New York City where he first witnessed the effect of HIV on the queer community, which eventually led to his reproductive health activism in the Philippines. Carlos remains to this day an activist for HIV/AIDS awareness and reproductive health, organizing and appearing at events to promote HIV/AIDS awareness and reproductive health in the Philippines. He continued his career in the performing arts, interning as a production assistant with the Blue Man Group and later working for other performing arts groups as a set designer and/or director. By 2000, Celdran was working as an assistant directors of the Heritage Conservation Society, a non-profit organization working towards preserving historical architecture. There he gained experience in directing historical tours, which set the stage for the launch of his own tour company “Walk This Way” in 2002. In 2005 he became the owner/director of an art exhibition space called The Living Room. Carlos has assumed the stature of an urban legend given his passionate advocacies.