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Major clothing retailer includes five trans people in new campaign

Monday, August 24, 2015
Five people, who openly identify as transgender, are featured in a new ad by fashion retailer & Other Stories.
In the ad, five transgender creatives discuss gender in the fashion world. ...

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Hervé Léger exec fired: Our dresses aren’t for lesbians

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Patrick Couderc has been fired from his post at Hervé Léger.
A statement released by the company claims it's "shocked and appalled by Patrick Couderc's comments." ...

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Celebrities join Elton John’s call for Dolce & Gabbana boycott

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Elton John
Several celebrities have joined the boycott bandwagon launched by Elton John after fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana criticized same-sex parents and the use of in vitro fertilization. ...

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Dolce&Gabbana react to firestorm over support for ‘traditional’ families

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Domenico Dolce, right, and Stefano Gabbana
The designers, under growing social media pressure, issued a statement Sunday saying their comments supporting "traditional families" with a mother and a father weren't intended to judge the choices made by others. ...

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Fashion industry, retailers and the challenges faced by the gender binary

Sunday, August 3, 2014
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A gender binary exists in fashion, and that's a challenge for those who don't conform. Masculine-presenting women are often destined for boys' departments or bad fits, while people born male who transition or simply like to dress in femme clothes ...

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Acclaimed ‘supermodel’ Andreja Pejic comes out as transgender

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Andreja Pejic
Bosnian-born supermodel Andreja Pejic, known for her striking androgyny, has come out as transgender, announcing on social media Thursday that she’s transitioned from male to female, and that doing so has saved her life. The acclaimed model, who has appeared ...

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Unauthorized ‘Saint Laurent’ film shows YSL’s dark side

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Yves Saint Laurent, circa 1985.
CANNES, France -- His surviving partner Pierre Berge didn't want this film to see the light of day. But on Saturday, the controversial, no-holds-barred story of one of the 20th-century's greatest fashion designers, Yves Saint Laurent, who died in 2008, ...

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Here’s Johnny! Clothes make the man and vice versa

Sunday, February 16, 2014
NBCJohnny Weir at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
SOCHI, Russia — He promised himself something the first time he ever laced up a pair of skates. It's the same thing Johnny Weir returns to in those quiet moments most evenings, just before the TV camera's "on-air" light flashes ...

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Barneys highlights lives of transgender models in spring ad campaign

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Courtesy: Barney's New York
NEW YORK -- Barneys New York, an American retail chain of luxury department stores, has partnered with the National Center for Transgender Equality and the New York LGBT Community Center to feature the lives and stories of 17 transgender models ...

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Gay fashion blogger rejects BET’s ‘half-hearted’ apology over wardrobe clash

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Brandon Scott Sessoms, known publicly as B. Scott
NEW YORK — BET is apologizing to a fashion blogger who says it made him tone down his feminine look to appear on the network's pre-awards show. ...

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