York Region LGBTQ Charity Announces International Guest of Honour for Fundraiser

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 by PflagYorkRegion

Trans Activist Aydian Dowling to Speak & Accept Pflag’s OUTstanding Achievement Award

Aydian Dowling - International Guest of Honour, Guest Speaker & Trans Activist
Aydian Dowling - International Guest of Honour, Guest Speaker & Trans Activist

MARKHAM, ON – January 26, 2017 – On March 3, 2017, Pflag Canada York Region – the Regional Municipality of York’s LGBTQ support, resource and education network – brings to you the 4th Annual Stand Proud York Region Charity Gala, presented by KPMG. This is the most colourful celebration of the year, directly benefiting the LGBTQ community and those with questions or concerns about sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. Funds raised help Pflag continue to provide vital services to the community, and to be there for those in need when it seems no one else is.

Tickets are currently on sale at pflagyork.ca. Last year’s event sold out in just under two weeks. This year, the party has been moved to the Crystal Fountain Event Venue in Markham to accommodate the extremely high demand for tickets. The fourth annual event will be hosted by Steve Anthony, Host of CP24 Breakfast, with drag queen performances by YouTube sensation Sofonda Cox and Former Miss Gay Universe Robyn De Cradle, with beats by DJ Rich Sweet.

Pflag Canada York Region is proud to announce its international guest of honour and guest speaker, Aydian Dowling. Aydian is a Female-to-Male (FTM) transgender activist from Long Island, New York. Aydian is most well known for documenting his own transition from female to male 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 ALionsFear quickly became popular and, to date, has over 350 videos, reaches over 43,000 followers, and has more than 4 million views. Not including his over 131,000 followers via his motivational Instagram page @ALionsFear.

Aydian Dowling has gained worldwide recognition as the lead contender in Men’s Health magazines’ search for the “Ultimate Men’s Health Guy” in 2015. Aydian, along with the other four finalists, were featured on the November 2015 Special Edition Men’s Health cover. He was the first transgender person to be on the cover of Men’s Health and break down stereotypes of what defines a man, as well as created tremendous visibility for the transgender community as a whole. Aydian is also the founder of Point 5cc, a stealth clothing company and the first of its kind, designed to highlight transgender commonalities and create a sense of pride. He is a beacon of hope for those in the trans community, the broader LGBTQ community, and their loved ones around the world.

Aydian – the 2016 Grand Marshall for the Toronto Pride Parade – will also be accepting Pflag Canada York Region’s 2017 OUTstanding Achievement – Inspiration Award at the event on March 3 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the LGBTQ community.

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