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Ante Up: GayFace Gets Dapper, Goes 1st Class!

Ante Up: GayFace Gets Dapper, Goes 1st Class!

GAYFACE is a photo advocacy project that uses simple diptych portraits to document the beauty and diversity of LGBTQ individuals. Since its inception in 2011, the project has captured images of more than 150 people from six different cities. Advocate.com states: “One image features the subject with their eyes closed, demonstrating a level of vulnerability(…)

dapperQ Founder for “What Dyke Looks Like”

dapperQ Founder for “What Dyke Looks Like”

dapperQ’s founder Susan Herr, and her wife Shannon, are pictured here as part of the on-going photo series by Kristy Boyce entitled: “What Dyke Looks Like.”   Kristy is currently in in Russia documenting the lives of LGBTQ Russians, against the backdrop of an increasingly violent and anti-gay/lesbian society.  Stay tuned for more on that project.

Ellen Page Comes Out of the Closet, Where She Was Also Storing All Her Dapper Suits

Ellen Page Comes Out of the Closet, Where She Was Also Storing All Her Dapper Suits

Congratulations to Ellen Page for coming out as gay. You are such an inspiration…oh, and a style icon too. For years, we’ve been drooling over your dapper style, but never wanted to speculate about your sexual orientation, because, hey folks, gender presentation does not equal sexual orientation. So, let’s take a look back at some(…)

Whitney Day to Produce dapperQ’s 5 Year Anniversary Party & Runway Show

Whitney Day to Produce dapperQ’s 5 Year Anniversary Party & Runway Show

On Sunday, February 16th, President’s Day Weekend, we will be celebrating FIVE YEARS OF DAPPERQ STYLE! To commemorate our 5 year anniversary, Whitney Day, in conjunction with dapperQ, is co-producing a star-studded runway show and after party. Six different queer owned and queer friendly brands will be showcasing styles designed for the “unconventionally masculine.” On(…)

Interview: Model Ryley Pogensky Talks Race, Gender, and His Experience as a Trans* Model for Barneys

Interview: Model Ryley Pogensky Talks Race, Gender, and His Experience as a Trans* Model for Barneys

dapperQ exists as an empowerment and style site for the “unconventionally masculine.” Images of masculine presenting women, genderqueers, and *trans identified individuals in fashion media are few and far between. We create opportunities for those who are shut out of the industry to model, and this in turn increases visibility and provides a space where(…)

Seahawk’s Cornerback Richard Sherman Sends NY Sharks’ Rae Baum to Super Bowl!

Seahawk’s Cornerback Richard Sherman Sends NY Sharks’ Rae Baum to Super Bowl!

Even my Facebook friends who are not fans of football were joining the discussion about the racist implications of media outlets calling Seattle Seahawk’s cornerback Richard Sherman a “thug” in response to his post-game adrenaline charged interview with Erin Andrews: But, many of us, including Rachel Baum, an out and proud cornerback for the New(…)

dapperQ’s Ultimate Superbowl Guide: Outfits, Food, and Drinks!

dapperQ’s Ultimate Superbowl Guide: Outfits, Food, and Drinks!

For some of us, Superbowl is a time when we cheer on our favorite teams and celebrate the near super-human athletic abilities of some of the greatest sports stars who play one of the greatest sports. For others, the Superbowl has become somewhat of a holiday and is just another excuse to eat until we(…)

Queer & Brown in Steeltown Talks Queer Style, Culture, Food & Visibility in the Burgh

Queer & Brown in Steeltown Talks Queer Style, Culture, Food & Visibility in the Burgh

Ayanah Moor and Raquel Rodriguez are the founders of Queer & Brown in Steeltown (queerandbrown.com), a Pittsburgh based podcast created out of love for QTPOC.  Ayanah and Raquel In addition to providing this amazing resource for queer and trans* people of color, they also design incredibly dapper pocket squares available at Queer and Brown Qartel.(…)

dapperQ Talks “Making Men’s* Fashion for Women*” on Huffington Post Live!

dapperQ Talks “Making Men’s* Fashion for Women*” on Huffington Post Live!

We took up the Huffington Post’s offer to be on a live panel on their segment “The Masculine Fashion Mystique.” The panel included our Managing Editor Anita Dolce Vita, Sonny Oram of the blog Qwear, the owner of the suit brand Bindle & Keep, and female-identified male model Elliot Sailors. All of the panelists recognize(…)