Qwear’s Photographer Jaypix Belmer Unveils Self-Portraits at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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by Sonny Oram
6d ago
Portraits From Boston, With Love, is now on view in the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Fenway Gallery through September 8th. The exhibit features photo portraits by three Boston-area photographers. Their gender expansive experiences provide us with a unique lens through which to see them, their chosen family, and their communities. Qwear’s Jaypix Belmer’s self-portraits provide an example to others to let their true and best self shine through (as represented with gold). Olivia Slaughter (she/they), a Gardner Museum Artist-in-Residence in January 2024, has created portraits of their chosen family ..read more
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LGBTQIA+ Voices Unite at Pride GBH Outspoken Saturday with Amanda Shea
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by Qwear Fashion
2w ago
On the first day of Pride, queer activists, poets, and allies gathered at GBH studios in Boston for a special panel and poetry event hosted by the legendary poet Amanda Shea. The panel featured Adrianna Boulin, President of Boston Pride for the People and Director of Racial Equity, and Cristela Guerra, arts and culture reporter for WBUR. The conversation offered a thoughtful and introspective examination of the queer BIPOC experience, focusing on how these communities are transforming Pride into an inclusive space that highlights BIPOC, trans individuals, and other marginalized groups who have ..read more
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WGBH Pride June Outspoken Saturdays featuring Host Amanda Shea and Poet Sonny Oram
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by Qwear Fashion
2w ago
Boston: Kick off pride with some queer poetry! Two-time Boston Music Award-winning Spoken Word Artist Amanda Shea is hosting a special pride poetry event at WGBH studios. Among the poets performing will be Sonny Oram, Qwear founder.  If you would like to perform, submit your poems at this link. The GBH Boston Public Library hosts Outspoken Saturdays, a spoken word poetry event for emerging artists Every first Saturday of the month, in collaboration with Amanda Shea. DETAILS: What: June Outspoken Saturdays Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024 Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM Location: [Note: the venue ha ..read more
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Equality Fashion Week® 2024 Amplifies Voices of the Underrepresented in the Face of Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation
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by Sonny Oram
1M ago
This year has been saddled by ongoing tragedy for the queer and trans community - legislations are attacking us at every angle all over the US (and diligently being fought round the clock by the amazing people at GLAD and the ACLU), so we need community and celebration more than ever. For those in the Los Angeles Area, Equality Fashion Week by shoe designer Nik Kacy is bringing an amazing program for its six annual event, May 15-19, 2024.  Festivities include a restaurant takeover at Hotel Ziggy, a summit featuring a series of discussions aims to enrich understanding and foster unity, a r ..read more
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Queer Accessories for Fall and Year Round
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by Sonny Oram
7M ago
Since queer people walked the earth, we’ve used accessories to express ourselves and set ourselves apart from the straights. For example, the hanky code is a color-coded system in which a queer person - traditionally a cis gay man - wears a specific colored handkerchief in their back pocket(s) to inform others of their sexual interests and roles. I asked a number of queer folk to send me photos of outfits featuring their favorite accessories for fall, or year round! If you are new to accessorizing for fall, you can start with shoes like these womens loafers (which conveniently fit feet of all ..read more
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Both & Apparel is Easing Dysphoria for Transmasculine Teens
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by Sonny Oram
7M ago
Many trans and gender nonconforming youth are losing access to healthcare across the US, making gender affirming fashion more important than ever. Both &, the fastest growing brand serving the transmasculine, non binary and gender queer communities, is creating clothing that can ease dysphoria for youth ages 13-18. Founded by Finnegan Shepard, the company has perfected a new fit system for AFAB people who want a masculine silhouette. “We started with t-shirts, but then the community kept requesting more–more sizes, more styles, more categories. We added on pants, swimwear, denim and hoodie ..read more
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The Best Looks from Lambda Legal’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
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by Sonny Oram
7M ago
Lambda Legal, the national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV, celebrated their 50th Anniversary at The Lot at Formosa in Los Angeles, Calif. and Moonlight Studios in New York on Wednesday, October 18. Since 1973, Lambda Legal has been a pivotal in the fight against HIV discrimination, anti-gay bullying, marriage equality, social security for queer couples, identity documents for transgender people, employment discrimination, and more. “No matter what effort has been launched ..read more
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Amanda Shea Releases EP “God, again”: a Story of Trauma and Redemption
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by Sonny Oram
8M ago
My latest crush and spiritual muse has just released her epic new EP, “God, Again”. The 9-track albums blends poetry with hip-hop, rap, rock, opera, jazz, and R&B, and contemporary sounds with artists Zakiyyah, Jelani "Axestrumentals" Haynes, and Yac Marvelous. Amanda is the voice of a generation saddled by trauma, but not broken. Her voice speaks for all of us in some way. Exploring themes of suffering and redemption, Amanda’s EP takes the listener on a journey through addiction, sexual assault, loss, generational trauma and into joy as she reclaims her personhood and liberates herself th ..read more
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Tips for Coping with Depression for the LGBTQIA+ Community
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by Sonny Oram
8M ago
The LGBTQIA+ community is facing many struggles, from discrimination, to economic hardship, to mental health issues. If you are reading this, you’ve probably had some struggles of your own. We are part of a targeted demographic and it’s only natural. This is a particularly hard time with so many laws targeting us here in the US. I’ve always struggled with depression and anxiety. I’ve also developed a number of coping mechanisms that I hope may help you dear readers, if you are also struggling. I hope one of these ideas help you if you are having a rough day. Remind yourself: This moment is no ..read more
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Qweary: How Can I Dress Bisexual Without Being Teased? With Desmond Napoles
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by Desmond Napoles
8M ago
Hello everyone! Thank you so much for sticking with us while we haven’t been publishing regularly. I got Covid and it lasted 3 months. I fell behind on Qwear and other obligations and have been slowly catching up. I’m excited to start publishing again. If you would like to share your voice on Qwear, please submit here! We would love to hear from you. Thank you for your dedication and support! Please also support us on Patreon if you can — every dollar counts. More funds means more fashion shows and the ability to pay our contributors for their work — something that is very important to us. Tod ..read more
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