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Call Me They by AC Dumlao

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


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Read now: “Gender Marker X: One Person’s Journey Beyond M or F” on Broadly, featuring AC Dumlao


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My gender is non-binary. My body is non-binary. My body is my own. Trans women do not have male bodies. Trans men do not have female bodies. Biological essentialism is violence. As is any silence from any cisgender allies during this time, in the USA, in the world. – AC Dumlao

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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 transgender non-binary first-generation Filipino-American. As an advocate, educator, and artist my work is dedicated to centering and uplifting underrepresented and multiply marginalized people and their communities.

I am the Program Manager for the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF). I lead TLDEF’s Name Change Project (NCP), which connects low-income TGNCNB (transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary) people with law firms and corporate partners providing pro bono (free) legal representation on legal name changes. I present trainings / CLEs on the NCP to partner law firms / corporate partners. I also run TLDEF’s education program and lead trainings on trans cultural competency and employer best practices.

Outside of the office, I’m the creator of the social justice news Facebook page Call Me They (8K followers and counting!) and the #genderfull fashion/self-care/mental health Instagram @menswearselfcare. I am a 2018 Parity Awardee and I recently spoke at the The Wing for an advance screening and talkback with Lisa Ling for the CNN Original Series’ episode “This is Life with Lisa Ling: Gender Fluidity.”  I was profiled by NBC Asian America‘s #RedefineAtoZ list of AAPI emerging voices in 2017 and my writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, Broadly, Autostraddle.comEFNIKS.COM, and Wear Your Voice Magazine.

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xo AC


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