Empowerment

dapperQ Pride Fashion Show at California Academy of Sciences

dapperQ Pride Fashion Show at California Academy of Sciences

dapperQ celebrated Pride by producing our very first California fashion show for the unconventionally masculine at the California Academy of Sciences! With special help from Dominique Sevi, Natalie Coblentz, our West Coast Events Coordinator, organized

100 Most Stylish dapperQs 2014

100 Most Stylish dapperQs 2014

In July 2013, dapperQ published our first ever list of 100 Most Stylish dapperQs. This was by far one of our most popular posts, but was by no means exhaustive. Since the original post was not comprehensive enough to capture all of the amazing dapper that exists in our community, our team decided to compile(…)

Parent / Child Dapper Combos for Father’s/Parent’s Day

Parent / Child Dapper Combos for Father’s/Parent’s Day

*Note: We know that many of our readers celebrate Father’s Day. Others do not fit neatly into the gender binary and celebrate Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, or both. This post is dedicated to anyone who celebrates this upcoming parent’s day. *Feature image via Jack Tar 207 from their Father’s Day photo shoot. Father’s Day is(…)

Butch Style Goes Big Screen, Gets Nod in Top 10 Fashion Mag

Butch Style Goes Big Screen, Gets Nod in Top 10 Fashion Mag

One of our favorite fashion bloggers Rachel Tutera, founder of The Handsome Butch and former dapperQ contributor, recently sat down with Marie Clarie, one of the top 10 most popular women’s fashion glossies, to discuss fashion, style, and gender. Tutera will also be featured in a new documentary produced by A Casual Romance Productions, recently(…)

Big Fat Flea NYC Gets Fat and Dapper May 4th!

Big Fat Flea NYC Gets Fat and Dapper May 4th!

The Big Fat Flea is an all genders fatshion rummage sale and fabulous fat community event that benefits NOLOSE, a volunteer-run organization dedicated to ending the oppression of fat people and creating vibrant fat queer culture! And, on May 4th Big Fat Flea will be hosting a fat-tastic event, where YOU can brunch, mingle, and(…)

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(…)