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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 sometimes don't know what to expect in sizing or from sales clerks...

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Acclaimed ‘supermodel’ Andreja Pejic comes out as transgender

Saturday, July 26, 2014
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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 on covers of Elle and French Vogue, announced that she..

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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, screened in competition at Cannes.

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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 red. "I'm wearing makeup, a double necklace and a cream sweater," he said. "I don't feel an obligation to tone myself down.

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Barneys highlights lives of transgender models in spring ad campaign

Thursday, January 30, 2014
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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 and their family members as part of its Spring advertising campaign.

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

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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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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Karl Lagerfeld supports same-sex marriage in lesbian couture

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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PARIS — Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's veteran couturier, has shown his support for the legalization of same-sex marriage in France by sending two models down a catwalk wearing couture bridal gowns.

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‘Vogue’ Editor Anna Wintour is a New Yorker for marriage equality

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue magazine, supports marriage equality.

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Designer Alexander McQueen found dead of apparent suicide

Thursday, February 11, 2010
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Alexander McQueen, the gay fashion designer, has been found dead after taking his own life. He was 40 years old. A source at the designer's office today confirmed his death, which was followed by a brief statement on the designer's website. McQueen was renown for...

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