Aydian Dowling is a transgender role model

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“Aydian Dowling is a transgender activist from Patchogue, Long Island. Aydian documented his own transition on YouTube as a way to voice his thoughts, fears and successes as well as offer a support mechanism for others looking to transition. His YouTube channel, ‘A Lions Fears,’ quickly became popular and to date has nearly 200 videos, reaches over 11,000 followers, and has more than a million views.

In 2011, Aydian was chosen as one of three LGBT persons to have their stories showcased on the Emmy-nominated It Gets Better Project on MTV. Aydian and his now wife, Jenilee, spoke of their soon to be wedding and the challenges transgendered couples face when planning to wed. 2011 also marked the year Aydian Launched Point5cc, a first-of-its-kind, stealth clothing company designed to highlight transgender pride. Aydian has also done interviews with Fusion TV, FTM Magazine, the Trevor Project, as well as spoken at colleges including Montana State and University of Oregon.

Aydian continues his mission to help others by answering hundreds of emails a month and documenting his ongoing transition”. —from Aydian Dowling’s Facebook page

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