AC Dumlao
Published March 30, 2021

AC Dumlao is a queer/bi+ transgender non-binary activist and educator who focuses on centering and uplifting underrepresented communities. Dumlao, who uses they/them pronouns, is the program manager at the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) and the creator of the Facebook social justice community page “Call Me They.”

At TLDEF, Dumlao manages the Name Change Project, which connects low-income trans and non-binary people with volunteer lawyers to represent them during the legal name change process. They also lead TLDEF’s public and community education work and are the lead trainer for trans cultural competency presentations and workshops. 

Dumlao’s notable written work includes their article “100 Ways to Make the World Better for Non-Binary People” for VICE and guest editing the queer and trans people of color digital magazine Color Bloq’s REMODEL series.

In 2019, Dumlao was named an NYC/WorldPride Community Hero during the 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall Uprising.

Courtesy of Caitlin Reilly

Location: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Canarsie and Lenape Territory)

Expertise: LGBTQ+ issues, transgender rights, non-binary visibility and awareness, Filipino/a/x issues, Asian-American issues, first-generation American identity, intersectional analysis of identities, online activism, social movements   

Email: communications@transgenderlegal.org

Twitter: @mxacdumlao

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