His speech advocated for immigrants, Muslims, women, people of color and trans and queer folk.
Christopher Villanueva was frustrated with LGBT media's lack of coverage of the queer Asian community. He felt that if LGBT outlets covered the community at all, the stories painted a picture of a stereotypically effeminate, passive Asian male. That's what drove him to start working on Daniel.
When I hit puberty, my homosexuality was something I could not let slip. I did not want to disappoint my traditional Filipino parents, and in that vein, I grew angry toward them and thought that they would never understand my feelings and what I was going through.
It's hard being a queer person in a predominantly straight and non-transgender world. It's twice as hard, however, to be a queer person of color. We're frequently rendered invisible by the predominantly white LGBT community.