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Aydian Dowling, founder of Point 5cc Clothing, is an FTM transgender activist from Long Island, New York. 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, ALionsFears, quickly became popular and, to date, has over 495 videos, reaches over 51,700 followers, and has more than 4.9 milllion views. Not including this over 162k followers via his motivational Instagram page @ALionsFear.

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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 and Logo. Aydian and his now wife, Jenilee, spoke of their soon-to-be wedding and the challenges transgender couples face when planning to wed. 2011 also marked the year Aydian launched Check out Point5cc, his clothing line, that caters to the fashion needs of transgender men, women and supporters. Twenty percent of every purchase made goes to into The Point of Pride Transgender Surgery Fund, the renamed Point5cc Surgery Fund.

PointOfPride-Logo_colorAydian Launched Point of Pride in November of 2016- moving all programs from Point5cc  to become an official Non profit, opening up many more opportunities for those in financial need to obtain services offered by Point of Pride. Point of Prides Mission is to “Help Transgender People Live Authentic Lives.”

Point of Pride also hosts other programs like the Chest Binder Program with GC2b and Tucking Garment Programs through We Are Valid. With over 2,000 Binder donations sent over 31 countries, and over $17K raised in the Annual Surgery Fund.


Aydian Travels the USA, (and the world) to speak on many issues involving Authenticity, Finding self love with Being Transgender. present his most popular speech entitled “My Journey To Authenticity” where he draws from his experience as a Transgender male, and his own struggles with his acceptance of his identity. Aydian also has presented on “Emotionally Transitioning”, “My Journey to Mens Health”, as well as “Entrepreneur Life” where he speaks to business and corporations about his Entrepreneurial spirit and company, Point5cc and the trials of being Transgender in the business world. Aydian also travels with his wife, Jenilee Dowling ( discussing “The Transitioning Relationship” which goes over tips and techniques on how to keep relationships of all kinds, blossoming during the hard times of transition. Aydian has spoken at many colleges including, Seattle University, Carnegie Mellon University, North Dakota State University, Montana State University, University of Oregon and many others! He also has given keynote speeches for Pride Houston Organizations annual Gala, Transgender Day of Remembrance Keynotes in Long Island, NY and also in Eugene, OR.





Aydian Dowling has gained world-wide recognition as the lead contender

 in Men’s Health Magazines’ search for the “Ultimate Men’s Health Guy” 2015.  Aydian, along with the other 4 finalists, were featured on the November 2015 Special Edition M

ens Health Cover being the first transgender person to be on the cover of Men’s Health and break down the stereotypes of what defines a man, as well as created tremendous visibilit

y for the transgender community as a whole. Aydian was invited on “The Ellen Show” twice in 2015. First to discuss the contest and his tran

sition where he gives an openly candid interview and dedicates his successes to the entire transgender community. Secondly to showcase the cover and feature of Mens Health Magazine.

Aydian was also featured on the cover of FTM Magazines’ April 2015 edition and the feature of a nude photo shoot that has since gone viral. Aydian has been paving the way for the “T” in the LGBT community since his 2009 launch of Alionsfears, a Youtube documentary and advice channel. Aydian was named in OUT100 in 2015 also, sharing the magazine with cover star President Barack Obama.

In 2016 Aydian was featured as the FIRST Transgender Male on the cover of Gay Time Magazine, IN Magazine, and Metro Weekly! Aydian was also granted the title of International Grand Marshall for Toronto Pride, being the first Transgender person named as IGM and also sharing the stage with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2016’s history making Pride Festival.

In his free time, Aydian enjoys putting his culinary skills to use (he is also a trained pastry chef) and hiking with Jenilee.

Aydian continues his mission to help others by giving back through services of his company Point 5cc, and serving as Board President on his Non Profit Point of Pride and documenting his ongoing transition on InstagramFaceBook and YouTube.

Aydian Launched Point of Pride in November of 2016- moving all programs from Point5cc  to become an official Non profit, opening up many more opportunities for those in financial need to obtain services offered by Point of Pride. Point of Prides Mission is to “Help Transgender People Live Authentic Lives.”


One thought on “About Aydian.

  1. I’m the parent of a transgender son and I’ve started doing YouTube videos documenting his journey from the parent’s perspective. You have been a great role model and inspiration for Jay and a big reason why I decided to start doing videos myself. Keep up the good work and check out my videos! Pretty sure I found my calling! If I can help one patent, grandparent, or anyone close to a transgender loved one not feel alone I’ll be ecstatic ☺


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