“AC describes their intersections of race, gender, and sexuality in a way that makes it easy to grasp for new readers, yet still refreshing and engaging for folks who are already familiar with some social justice terminology. Their style of writing is informative, but perhaps most importantly, affirming and encouraging.” – Charlene Vo, Nonbinary and queer student of color
NEW: AC quoted in “Workplaces Need to Prepare for the Non-Binary Future” (The Daily Beast)
Fall ’18 / Spring ’19 speaking engagements!
Past talks: Ithaca College, Syracuse University, Vassar College, NYU School of Law and more!
Hi! I’m Mx. AC Dumlao.
My pronouns are they/them/theirs. In older articles and the world, you may sometimes also see me as “Angela,” my birth name.
I’m a proud queer trans non-binary (enby) first-generation Filipino-American. As an artist, advocate, and educator, my work is dedicated to uplifting underrepresented folks and centering their experiences of intersectional oppressions. In addition, I am passionate about raising awareness and ending the stigma that surrounds mental illness.
I am the Program Manager for the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF). TLDEF’s Name Change Project connects low-income transgender and non-binary people with law firms providing pro bono legal representation on legal name changes. I also present trainings / CLEs on the Name Change Project to partner law firms / corporate partners and run TLDEF’s education program and train on trans cultural competency and employer best practices.
I’m the creator of the social justice news Facebook page Call Me They (7K followers and counting!) and the #genderfull fashion/self-care/mental health Instagram @menswearselfcare. I was profiled by NBC Asian America‘s #RedefineAtoZ list of AAPI emerging voices in Spring 2017 and my writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, Broadly, Autostraddle.com, and Wear Your Voice Magazine.
(You can grab my up-to-date bios here!)
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