About Susan Herr

As a teacher, nonprofit executive, philanthropist and filmmaker, Susan is passionately committed to advancing ideas that matter. She founded dapperQ in 2009 on the hunch that fashion could build solidarity in the GLBTQ community and positive visibility for her peers in the broader media landscape. For her work with dapperQ, Susan has been quoted and featured in media outlets that include the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Daily Beast, Curve, and Diva. She was also named to Go Magazine’s 100 Women We Love. She pays the bills as managing director for Trigger Creative, a film production company based in Brooklyn where she lives with her wife Shannon.

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Murray Hill This Saturday at the Gramercy

Murray Hill This Saturday at the Gramercy

At dapperQ’s recent, fifth-anniversary celebration, I had the honor of presenting Murray Hill with an award for the brilliant work he does to advance visibility for our peeps.   In a world of imitations, Murray is the real deal and he’s ours.  If you haven’t had the chance to see Murray perform, grab tickets to this one-night(…)

Butch Burlesque from NYC (VIDEO)

Butch Burlesque from NYC (VIDEO)

Burlesque is terrain deftly navigated by strong femmes. But in New York City, Victoria Libertore turned the genre toward those of us who transgress men’s style in a 6-week study and one-nite performance that spanned butch, genderqueer and trans. I’d never performed anything but written word before. But my wife, Shannon, had already taken the(…)

Cool, Sustainable Commuter Backback

Cool, Sustainable Commuter Backback

Backbacks may be brilliantly functional but they are also notoriously nerdy. Enter Alchemy Goods which has produced an array of sustainable, stylish options for those of us who gotta be hands free. My search requirements? Sturdy, waterproof, easy to sling on for regular rides in to the city over the Brooklyn Bridge. But I also(…)

Fashion Tip: Vintage Letter Jacket (VIDEO)

Fashion Tip: Vintage Letter Jacket (VIDEO)

QB1 makes the ladies swoon and vintage letter jackets can too. In the third of our five-part series of video fashion tips with Bklyn’s Dry Good’s Jahn Hall, Ariel Speedwagon sports the genial hometown jock look, which spiffed up our dapperQ of the Year’s trademark bowtie. It’s a look that Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs(…)

Buying Jeans By the Numbers

Buying Jeans By the Numbers

Really, is there any price too high to make your butt look good in jeans? When I founded dapperQ three years ago, I didn’t think so. I was writing about fashion day in and day out so I figured I better be willing to spend serious cash. As dapperQ’s first street fashion video shows, Diesel(…)