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

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

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

He will be gracing the cover of a special Collector's Edition of Men's Health Germany.

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'

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Posted by NowThis on Friday, 5 February 2016

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