Today is the beginning of the Quarterfinalists Community Judging for the Men’s Health Ultimate Guy Contest! If you’ve been following along, trans activist Aydian Dowling (the founder of Point 5cc) is in first place!
From the contest: “The Men’s Health Ultimate Guy Search is a nationwide search for the guy who possesses all of the qualities that make up today’s well rounded, active, health conscious and thoughtful guy. Our judges are looking for a guy who is fit and fearless; a doer who gives back and leads by example.” Well, we’re biased, but we think Aydian is just that!
As a guest on the Ellen DeGeneres show, Aydian talked about his transgender identity as well as his current lead in this contest, and what that visibility means for trans folks everywhere. Since April, Aydian has led the contest and stands to win, which would make him the first known transgender man on a mainstream magazine.
Vote today and every day from June 27 through July 6 for the Quarterfinalists Community Judging.
Be sure to vote for Aydian (http://ultimateguy.menshealth.com/entry/347/). Every vote counts!
As part of the Official Contest rules, all you need a Facebook or Twitter account, and when you share with friends, use hashtag #mhguycontest.
Aydian says, “Thank you all for the support I have received now and over the years. It would be incredible to represent the transgender community by being the first trans man on a mainstream magazine. It is a great accomplishment for our community to come together, literally changing the times we live in by showing the world we exist.”
“I hope that, whether I win or not, LGBTQ* identified folks are inspired to live authentically, and non-LGBTQ folks learn a bit more about what being transgender means. Please vote for me!”