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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


Mashable Pride 2019AC Featured in Mashable’s Pride 2019 Series: 
“This educator wants to give non-binary people the visibility they deserve”


WorldPride Logo[JUNE 2019] I have been named as one of NYC Pride’s Community Heroes 2019! Which means you’ll see me on the lead float in the 50th NYC Pride March in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. The March steps off at noon in NYC, and will be broadcast on TV for the first time!  See you on Sunday, June 30, 2019!


Hi! I’m Mx. AC Dumlao.

And my pronouns are they/them/theirs

I’m a proud queer transgender non-binary first-generation Filipino-American. As an activist, educator, and artist my work is dedicated to centering and uplifting underrepresented and multiply marginalized people and their communities.

I’m the creator of the social justice news Facebook page Call Me They (9.5K 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. My work and words have been featured by Allure Magazine, The Huffington Post, VICE Media,, Color Bloq (formerly EFNIKS.COM), and Wear Your Voice Magazine, and more. My activism has been recognized with awards from Parity and the New York State Comptroller. I was named a 2019 NYC Pride Community Hero, and will be seen on the lead float in the NYC/WorldPride March on June 30, 2019!(!!).

(You can grab my up-to-date bios here!)

Do you have a panel or guest lecture series you’re planning? A podcast you’re recording? A photo series you’re starting? Contact me! And enjoy exploring the site. xx AC


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Be you.
If you are reading this, I will never ask you to prove your gender or sexuality to me. You are valid regardless of the myriad gatekeepers out there, especially the ones within our very own LGBTQIA+ communities. Be you.
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