You may not know his name now, but he might be the first transgender male on the cover of a men’s health magazine.
Dowling founded the clothing line Point5cc which strives to “highlight transgender commonalities and create a sense of pride.” Dowling is entering Men’s Health magazine’s contest Ultimate Guy Search, in which the winner will featured on the cover. The contest is searching for “the guy who possesses all of the qualities that make up today’s well rounded, active, health conscious and thoughtful guy.” He currently leads in the readers choice portion with 43,000 votes, but the winner will be selected by a panel of judges. The cover will feature in November of 2015.
To learn more about Dowling and his story, check out the post on BuzzFeed LGBT. What are your thoughts on a transgender man featuring on the cover of Men’s Health?