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Should A Trans Man Be The Mens Health Cover Model?

Aydian Dowling is looking to change perceptions about what constitutes a man, and is currently in the lead to be on the cover of Mens Health as the "Ultimate Guy". Should Dowling win this coveted cover?

a full 80% of writers and pundits say yes
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Should A Trans Man Be The Mens Health Cover Model?  

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Absolutely! Aydian is a man and there's no reason he shouldn't be perceived as one.
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Writers and pundits who say or about the topic, "Should A Trans Man Be The Mens Health Cover Model?"
last 24 hours | salon
A trans man could be a magazines ultimate guy

"...In much the same way that we are beginning to grasp that a marriage doesn't need to be called  gay marriage  to be legitimate and real, the success of Dowling in the competition says that we're figuring out that being an ultimate guy can be defined in so many more ways that one specific body part. It's part of a message that the magazine has explored with smarts and sensitivity in the past ..." see full article

1383 days ago | thegloss
This Very Handsome Transgender Man Is Winning Mens Healths Ultimate Guy Contest
"...Dowling is certainly fit and fearless, and a doer who gives back and leads by example, so he seems like he would be an absolutely excellent Ultimate Guy for this year's competition...." see full article

1383 days ago | thefrisky
Trans Man Aydian Dowling Might Be Mens Healths Ultimate Guy This Year
"...Dowling has a formidable lead in the competition, and a win for Dowling would be a symbolic win for the trans* community as a whole. Trans* activists have been fighting for a cultural perception of trans men just as men for the better part of the last century. To see a trans man as the ultimate man would be wonderful, indeed...." see full article

1383 days ago | stylecaster
Awesome: A Transgender Male is Winning Mens Health Model Competition
"...Well, this is awesome: For the very first time, a transgender male could appear on the cover of Men's Health. The magazine's currently holding a competition to find  a guy who is fit and fearless, a doer who gives back and leads by example, to star on its November 2015 cover and 27-year-old trans activist Aydian Dowling s in the lead...." see full article

1383 days ago | washingtonpost
In search for 'The Ultimate Guy,' Men's Health magazine readers want a ... - Washington Post (blog)

"...But despite the press attention Dowling's success has received, he's a long way from the announcement of a winner in September. And, according to the contest rules, the reader's choice votes will account for only 10 percent of the selection criteria...." see full article

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