Amazin LêThi was born in Saigon where she was left in an orphanage by her mother. Amazin was bullied constantly as a young child because of her ethnicity and sexuality and it was because of this she went into bodybuilding at the tender age of 6 going onto become a competitive natural bodybuilder in her teens then qualifying as a strength and conditioning coach. As a young adult, she was homeless for a number of years and it was at this lowest point, contemplating suicide, Amazin realized her passion and love for sport could help her survive. Gaining physical and mental strength and confidence, from her personal journey of homelessness and against all the odds she has overcome enormous barriers to become one of the most visible and influential leading global rainbow (LGBTQ) advocate in the world. She is also a TV/Film star, entertainment executive and the first Vietnamese internationally published health and fitness author.
During the Obama administration, Amazin helped organize the first 'Spirit Day' collaboration with GLAAD and White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders 'Act to Change' . 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.
In 2012, she became the ambassador for Vietnam Relief Services and in 2014 the first Asian ambassador for Athlete Ally. In 2016, GLAAD named Amazin one of only seven Asian LGBTQ activists accelerating equality globally and in 2018 named one of four Asian LGBTQ athletes accelerating sports equality by the American National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance along with becoming the first openly out Asian athlete to appear in the Stonewall UK ‘Rainbow Laces Campaign’. In 2019, listed in the Out 100 List, Australian Pride Power List and for the second year listed in the Human Rights Campaign Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Honours list. During Asian Pacific Islander (API) month of May this year Amazin was part of the first API Pride in Washington DC presented by the Capital Pride Alliance and the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs. At the end of 2019 she became the first Asian Sport Champion (Ambassador) for Stonewall UK's new Sports Champion Ambassador Programme.
In 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' Read More. In January, during the democratic presidential campaign Amazin was one of 100 Asian Pacific Islander influencers in the USA who officially endorsed presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren Read More. In March, Amazin joined the Mike Bloomberg presidential campaign Asian Pacific Islander and LGBTQ National Leadership Councils. After Mike Bloomberg ended his campaign, Amazin joined the Team Biden campaign: LGBTQ+ for Biden and Asian Pacific Islander committee.
During 2020, Pride Month, Amazin partnered with The Advocate to host the first Pride Month Asian LGBTQ voices Instagram live series on their Instagram. Amazin spoke to LGBTQ Hollywood talent: B.D Wong, Leo Sheng, Leonardo Nam, Jake Choi and Rain Valdez. She has also been named a 2020 Global Changemaker and listed in Go Magazine 100 Women We Love List. In October, Amazin became the first Asian and LGBTQ official judge for ABB Formula-E's first ever Open Talent Call Youth Presenter Search.
In 2021, Amazin made LGBTQ history by becoming only one of two Asian ambassadors for Copenhagen2021 and Pride House 2022 Commonwealth Games. She also became the first Vietnamese Federation of Gay Games ambassador. Already this year she has been listed in the #Attitude101 100 LGBTQ Trailblazers List as only one of ten athletes under sports, part of ICON 2021 in New Zealand and was highly commended for the 'Unsung Hero Award' at the Diva Awards. During Asian Heritage month of May, Amazin was named 1 of 6 extraordinary Asian women by Forbes magazine.
She advisors’ governments, fortune 500 companies, sports and international organisations all over the world around LGBTQ and sports equality and she was part of the Team Biden campaign: Out For Biden Team: LGBTQ and Asian communication digital advisor.
“Amazin has deeply engaged the Asian American and Pacific Islander LGBTQ community in Washington DC. In a city that whose political capital is national, she has made unique connections between local and international entities. On the day that the world observed International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia as well as seeing Taiwan become the first Asian government to recognize same sex marriage, and the US House of Representatives pass the Equality Act, Amazin joined the local community to celebrate our local Asian Pacific Islander Pride. Her unique perspective allows her to make these connections like few others and we need more voices like hers having impact.”
“Logitech was proud to invite Amazin Lethi to share her inspirational story as part of our recent Diversity Month focus on intersectionality (October 2021). Her story is one of authenticity, bravery, innovation, re-authoring and entrepreneurship. Feedback from attendees included 'inspiring and overwhelming'; a testament to her powerful story, full of raw emotionality and resilience - from homelessness to now one of the world's leading global LGBTQIA+ advocates, athlete, and speaker. Her unique global worldview on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is a voice that needs to be heard and supported, simple amazin'g and recommended.”
“I would like to offer my sincere thanks for your words at the Queen's Birthday Party. We are thankful for your contribution to the advancement of LGBTQ equality in sport, particularly for Asian LGBTQ athletes. You were part of a truly memorable UN event, and we are forever grateful for your participation.”
“The most authentic, 'naked-truth-based', empathetic, emotional, powerful and inspiring talk since we launched our series 'InclusiviTEA in October 2020.”