AC Dumlao

aka Call Me They

AC Dumlao (they/he) is a transgender non-binary first-generation Filipinx-American New Yorker. They were named a NYC/WorldPride Community Hero, during the 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall Uprising. They are the creator of the Facebook page “Call Me They” with which they began their work of educating on the issues of non-binary visibility, Asian and Filipino representation, “genderfull” fashion and aesthetics (coining the hashtag #menswearselfcare), and much more, all through an intersectional lens. They regularly present at national LGBTQ+ conferences including The LGBTQ+ Bar’s Lavender Law, the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change, and the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference. Highlights of their media work include co-hosting an advance screening/live talkback with Lisa Ling for the CNN Original Series’ episode “This is Life with Lisa Ling: Gender Fluidity” and appearing on ABC News Live. AC’s activist work and words have been featured in publications including The Huffington Post, VICE Media, Allure Magazine, Business Insider, Autostraddle,, and The Advocate and they have received honors from Parity and the New York State Comptroller. AC is the Chief of Staff at Athlete Ally, a non-profit organization that works to dismantle the systems of oppression in sport that isolate, exclude and endanger LGBTQI+ people. They also sit as a Board Director for the Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College (AAVC). AC lives and works with gratitude on the traditional and unceded homelands of the Lenape Canarsie people with their wife, Caitlin, and their cats, Ube & Boba.

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