Long(er) Bio (290 words)
AC Dumlao uses they/them pronouns. They are a queer transgender non-binary first-generation American and child of Filipino immigrants. As an advocate and educator, their focus is on centering and uplifting underrepresented and multiply marginalized people and their communities. AC is the Program Manager at the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) where they manage TLDEF’s Name Change Project, which connects low-income TGNCNB (transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary) people with volunteer lawyers providing free (pro bono) representation during the legal name change process in civil court. Additionally, AC leads TLDEF’s Education department and is the lead trainer for trans cultural competency presentations and workshops. They are a 2018 Parity Awardee.
AC was recently seen at 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.” In 2017, AC was profiled by NBC Asian America for the inaugural “Redefine A to Z” list of Asian-American & Pacific Islander “emerging voices and breakout stars.” AC has guest edited for the QTPOC publication EFNIKS.com, been featured by Allure Magazine, been published by The Huffington Post, Broadly (VICE), and Autostraddle, and been quoted by INTO, Business Insider, Mic.com, The Advocate, and more. AC volunteers on AfterWork Theater’s “Strike-A-Chord” Core committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
AC is an alum of Vassar College, where they studied Drama and Psychology. At their core, AC is an artist and thanks their theatrical education and training for instilling the guiding principle of their work and their life: a commitment to radical authenticity and genuine connections in order to honor the human dignity that all people deserve.
AC resides in Brooklyn, NY with their partner, Caitlin.
Short(er) Bio (101 words)
AC Dumlao uses they/them pronouns. They are a queer trans non-binary first-generation Filipino-American advocate and educator. AC is Program Manager at the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) and creator of the Facebook page “Call Me They.” They were recently seen at The Wing for an advance screening/talkback with Lisa Ling for the CNN Original Series’ episode “This is Life with Lisa Ling: Gender Fluidity.” They are a 2018 Parity Awardee. AC has also guest edited for EFNIKS.com, been featured by Allure, been published by Huffington Post and Broadly, and been quoted by Business Insider, The Advocate, and more. They reside in Brooklyn with their partner, Caitlin.