Athlete, author, and advocate
Amazin LeThi is a global Vietnamese LGBTQ sports and human rights advocate and thought leader.
Amazin worked her way to the top with achievements that include, a former competitive bodybuilder, entertainment executive and the first Vietnamese internationally published fitness author. She has captured audiences with her story from the United Nations to Google and governments from all around the world.
As a thought leader and through conversations, panel discussions and Q&As, Amazin shares her personal journey of homelessness to becoming one of the most visible and influential LGBTQ activists in the world. Her story was included in the It Gets Better campaign and the first White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Asian anti-bullying campaign Act to Change.
GLAAD and NQAPIA have recognized Amazin for her contribution in accelerating LGBTQ sports equality and she has been listed in many mainstream articles for her contribution, these include, Australian Pride Power List, Out 100 List, Human Rights Campaign - Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Honours list, 2020 Go Magazine 100 Women We Love List and 2020 Global Changemakers.
2020, Amazin became the first Asian LGBTQ Athlete to be honoured at the Brooklyn Nets 4th Annual Pride Night at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn with the 'Game Ball Delivery’.
During Pride Month 2020, Amazin partnered with ‘The Advocate’ to host the first Pride Month Asian LGBTQ voices Instagram live series; her guests included out Asian Hollywood actors: B.D Wong, Leo Sheng, Leonardo Nam, Rain Valdez and Jake Choi. Amazin was also part of the first 24-hour Global Pride 2020. In October, Amazin was named the first Asian and LGBTQ official judge for their first ever ABB FIA Formula E Championship Youth Presenter Search.
In 2021, Amazin will launch the Amazin LêThi Foundation with a flagship program to support and address LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness through leadership and development using sports as the platform for change.
Amazin is a Stonewall UK and Athlete Ally sports champion ambassador, a global ambassador for Vietnam Relief Services and health and fitness writer for Livestrong. She was also part of the team Biden 2020 campaign on the ‘Out For Biden’ LGBTQ and Asian Pacific Islander committees.
Born in Saigon where she was left in an orphanage by her mother, Amazin is a transracial adoptee growing up in an all white background, she was bullied constantly as a young child and it was because of this she went into bodybuilding at the tender age of 6 going onto become a competitive bodybuilder in her teens then qualifying as a strength and conditioning coach.
For further information: www.amazinlethi.com