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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 (est. 2017; 10K followers and counting!) and the #genderfull fashion/self-care/mental health Instagram @menswearselfcare (9.4K followers and counting!). 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, Autostraddle.com, 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 was on the lead float in the NYC/WorldPride March on June 30, 2019.
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Featured media / AC’s picks:
Vice Media – Gender Marker X: One Person’s Journey Beyond M or F
The Daily Beast – Workplaces Need to Prepare for the Non-Binary Future
ALLURE – This Viral Tweet About “Straight Couples” at Pride Highlights Erasure in the Queer Community
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