Transgender Activist Aydian Dowling Named Top 5 Finalist in Men's Health's Cover Competition

Aydian Dowling, a transgender activist and vlogger, was named a top 5 finalist in Men's Health's "Ultimate Guy" search for their November issue after winning the vote over his competitor by 49,000 votes! If he wins, he will surely make history. Aydian Dowling "Life's been crazy," Dowling told PEOPLE. "I've been getting a lot more attention, and it's a lot more responsibility, actually, being a highlighted voice for the transgender community in the media right now. There's pressures that come along with that, but I've been trying to keep educating as much as possible, and staying true to what I've been trying to do for the community since I started advocating four or five years ago." Aydian Dowling "I've daydreamed about winning, and sometimes I'm screaming and I'm excited, and other times I'm crying, because it would be a moment in transgender and LGBT history," he says. "It won't just be me getting on the cover of an awesome magazine – it's really a big thing, especially for the trans male community, being that there's really no representation now in the mainstream. I get chills thinking about it because it would be a really awesome accomplishment." The announcement will take place on October 12th. What do you think Dowling being named a top 5 finalist for the "Ultimate Guy" search says about the changes our society seems to be making? Source: People Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_110224" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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