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28 Nov

This Year’s Grammy Nominations Are Monumental For Queer Representation

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Pride all day, every day

The 2018 Grammy Awards nominations were announced this morning, breaking all kinds of records. Not only are more artists of color being recognized, but several out musicians and songwriters have been nominated, giving us hope that the Recording Academy is working toward better inclusivity and visibility in the industry.

We’re not the only ones noticing these changes. In fact, Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, said in a statement that “it is exciting to see groundbreaking LGBTQ artists like Lady Gaga, Kesha, Justin Tranter, Kehlani, and Shane McAnally recognized on the music industry’s largest stage.” She continued:

They represent so many talented LGBTQ music artists who don’t receive the same recognition despite critical acclaim and widespread popularity…...
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10 Nov

Topshop Says Its Changing Rooms Are Gender-Neutral After A Complaint from A Trans Customer

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The fashion retailer says customers are free to use any fitting rooms.

Topshop has announced that its changing rooms are gender-neutral, following a complaint from a trans customer who claimed they were refused access to female fitting rooms.
Performance artist Travis Alabanza, who identifies as trans female and uses the pronoun "they," claims they were told to use the male changing rooms when they attempted to use the female changing cubicles to try on dresses.
Alabanza—who was shopping in a Topshop in Manchester, England—was allegedly told by staff to use the male changing rooms downstairs instead.
"Hey @Topshop just experienced transphobia in your Manchester store. Not letting me use the changing room I decide is shit, sort it out," Alabanza tweeted.

Hey @Topshop just experienced transphobia...
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31 May

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with Kenneth Cole’s Colorful Sneakers

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In honor of Pride Month, Kenneth Cole declares their support for the LGBTQ community and equality initiatives with the launch of their ‘Tied with Pride’ campaign and the release of the PRIDE KAM sneaker—a colorful update on the classic KAM shoe.

The iconic leather sneaker features a rainbow stripe on the back—a loud-and-proud detail that continues Kenneth Cole’s support for to the LGBTQ community and organizations committed to equality, such as the Human Rights Campaign.

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Stand with equality and shop the PRIDE KAM sneaker at KennethCole.com for $125.

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24 Apr

No Sesso

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LA-based label No Sesso is currently disrupting the industry with a message that embraces LGBTQ people of all ethnicities. Designer, Pierre Davis is making fashion more inclusive by creating garments that will fit, for example, a trans woman with broad shoulders or a petite man. Drawing inspiration from race, identity and the visual arts, Davis translates his references with the use of various textiles, print, and embroidery. He notes “Every stitch, including the intricate custom hand embroidery, acts as a peaceful protest that seeks to revolutionize the world through fashion and art. Here, the person of color and those who identify as queer or gender fluid are embraced.” With this attitude, it’s no surprise that the brand counts among many devotees...
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