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Meet Ben Melzer: The First Trans Man to Cover a European Fitness Mag


Trans fitness model Ben Melzer will make history next month, when his Men's Health Germany cover hits stands. It will mark the first time that a European fitness magazine features a trans man on its cover—in this case, for the special Collector's Edition. 


Like OUT100 honoree Aydian Dowling, Melzer entered the magazine's cover model contest. While Dowling was a runner-up—itself a massive achievement and an incredible moment for trans visibility in the United States—Melzer won. Of the experience, he says, "If there is one person out there I can help, I will succeed." 



Watch him talk a bit about his journey below: 

Trans Model Graces Cover Of 'Men's Health'

Meet the transgender fitness model who’s about to be a Men’s Health cover star

Posted by NowThis on Friday, 5 February 2016


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