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October 17, 2014

LGBTQ History #12: Willi Smith Brings Street Couture to the Masses

Parson’s Design School alum and openly gay Philadelphia designer Willi Donnell Smith launched WilliWear in 1975 — a move that would launch his career and make him an institution in fashion design...
October 16, 2014

Raven’s Night Blurs the Boundaries Between Fantasy and Reality

Metro D.C.’s most unique, hedonistic, and artistic Halloween event, ushers in the season on October 18 at The Birchmere. Now in it's third year, Raven’s Night is a sensational modern take on the traditional masquerade ball...
October 16, 2014
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LGBTQ History #11: Bounce Music Originates in New Orleans

It’s been widely propagated that there is no place for queerness in hip-hop. However, for those who know better hip–hop has not only provided an affirming and encouraging backdrop for many queer artists...
October 15, 2014
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LGBTQ History #10: Laverne Cox Becomes First Openly Trans Person Nominated for an Emmy

Laverne Cox is a “Jackie” of all trades. Actress, producer, and LGBTQ activist are just some of the many lines of Cox’s extensive résumé. Graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, Cox has had roles in film and television since 2007.