Dr. Boon Lin Ngeo is Chinese Malaysian. He was an award-winning journalist before he came to the United States in 1997. He has published extensively in the Chinese language since 1999, and is the author of more than 30 books and numerous bestsellers in Malaysia.
Dr. Ngeo holds a BA in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, a MA in sociology from Minnesota State University, a Master of Theological Studies from Episcopal Divinity School, and a doctoral degree in theology from Boston University. He is also a doctoral candidate in sociology. Dr. Ngeo is a staff pastor of MCC New York, and the first openly gay minister in his native country Malaysia, and the first openly gay minister who holds a doctoral degree in theology in Asia.
One of of the most sought after speakers in LGBTI Chinese communities in Asia, such as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia, Dr. Ngeo's activism in Asia has been reported by CNN and the New York Times. He also has been named as one of the most inspiring LGBT religious leaders in the world by Huffington Post.