Celdran, Carlos

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Name
Celdran, Carlos Gender: M
John Charles Edward Pamintuan Celdran
born on 10 November 1972 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Manila, Philippines, 14n35, 121e0
Timezone AWST h8e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 17°47' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 01°24 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 12°56'



Carlos Celdran (in Spanish colonial costume as he performs while leading a tour)
photo: * Celdran_performing.jpg: Carlos Celdran * derivative work: -- Cirt (talk), license cc-by-sa-3.0

Biography

Filipino tour guide, cultural activist, and performing artist.

He began his art career at age 14 as a cartoonist for a local Manila newspaper. He enrolled at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1991, where he studied and practised performance art. After university, he moved to New York City, where he lived an openly bisexual lifestyle. It was there that he first witnessed the effect of HIV on the queer community, which eventually led to his reproductive health activism 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 Celdran is 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. On 30 September 2010, Celdran staged a protest action against Church opposition to the reproductive health bill. Dressed as José Rizal, Celdran entered Manila Cathedral during a mass, carrying a sign and shouting "Stop getting involved in politics!" before he was taken away by the police. Once outside the cathedral, Celdran told reporters that Church officials "need to hear what the Filipinos are saying: that 90 percent of the people want the RH [Reproductive Health Bill]." He was charged by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines with "offending religious feelings."

Carlos Celdran, in his role as a cultural activist, is commonly asked to comment in the local and international media on topics regarding Philippine society and culture.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes his Twitter profile: "Scorpio with Libra Rising. Year of the Rat. Born on November 10, 1972 at 10am" [1], "I was born in Makati Medical Center at 10am on November 10, 1972" [2]. NB: This data actually gives Capricorn rising, Libra midheaven.

Categories

  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Other Entertainment (Performing artist)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (For HIV/AIDS awareness and reproductive health)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Cultural activist)
  • Vocation : Travel : Other Travel (Walking tour guide)