Qwear is creating Documentation of LGBTQIA+ Modes of Expression
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patrons
$40
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Qwear is a community-based online platform that showcases LGBTQIA+ modes of expression.

We believe that fashion is integral to our health and survival as queer people. As certain queer identities become normalized within white and cis spaces, we aim to keep our community united in our fight for liberation by coming together on a single platform. By elevating the voices of our more marginalized members, we hope to allow those with more access to power the chance to learn from and fight for the existence of those who have been silenced.

Every Qwear feature insists upon the beauty of queer bodies and expression. The increased risk that queer people face and the intersection of identity and expression creates a situation in which art and fashion thrive. Our expression is integral to forming our identities in a society which constantly acts to erase us. Our fight for visisblity is what makes queer fashion so sophisticated and layered.

Qwear publishes content weekly and has produced 6 fashion shows featuring primarily queer and trans models of color. 

Qwear is run by a team of seven volunteers. We rely on community support to keep running. Thank you for your support!

PRESS QUOTES

“Qwear provides a crucial platform for the marginalized and too often victimized members of the LGBTQ community. As queer individuals grow into their true identities, Qwear can be used as a trusted guide and safe space for all.” — Moxie

“Qwear has evolved into an online community center: a safe haven for folks to talk, play around with fashion, see and be seen.” — DESIGN*SPONGE

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

“Qwear was (& still is!) so important in helping me figure out my nonbinary transmasc identity. Thank you for creating a space that makes room for all the beautiful ways people can do gender” — Anonymous

“Qwear has shown me a huge variety of subcultures, aesthetics, and expressions within a world that I had initially thought was very narrow!” — Karen Lowe

“For our son to see a community that acts as both a mirror and a window to who is and who he may become is essential to his developing sense of self.” — Tracey

“Qwear has given me an opportunity to connect with people on a deeper level — to better understand their stories and the ways in which their stories align with and diverge from my own. As a result, I’m able to develop empathy, hold and process complexity, and grow my capacity to develop safe and meaningful relationships.” — Anna Rae

STATEMENT CREDITS

Rupi, Qwear Fashion Director
Courtney Stirn, Qwear Writer
Sharon Reidbord
Tim Wilfong
Elizabeth Kingfield
Rachel Lee, LOUD: New Orleans Queer Youth Theater
Tiers
Special Content Viewer
$1 or more per month
Access photoshoot previews and behind-the-scenes footage!

Twitter Shout Out
$10 or more per month
  • We'll tell everyone on Twitter how awesome you are for supporting Qwear!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Recognized Sponsor
$20 or more per month
  • In just 5 months, you will have donated $100 to your favorite org 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Dinner with Sonny and Rupi (Boston)
$100 or more per month
  • Enjoy a dinner out with Qwear's Founding Editor and Fashion Director, on us! (This reward has a 5 month minimum requirement)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$40 of $250 per month
When we reach $250 a month, we will create our next group photoshoot!
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Qwear is a community-based online platform that showcases LGBTQIA+ modes of expression.

We believe that fashion is integral to our health and survival as queer people. As certain queer identities become normalized within white and cis spaces, we aim to keep our community united in our fight for liberation by coming together on a single platform. By elevating the voices of our more marginalized members, we hope to allow those with more access to power the chance to learn from and fight for the existence of those who have been silenced.

Every Qwear feature insists upon the beauty of queer bodies and expression. The increased risk that queer people face and the intersection of identity and expression creates a situation in which art and fashion thrive. Our expression is integral to forming our identities in a society which constantly acts to erase us. Our fight for visisblity is what makes queer fashion so sophisticated and layered.

Qwear publishes content weekly and has produced 6 fashion shows featuring primarily queer and trans models of color. 

Qwear is run by a team of seven volunteers. We rely on community support to keep running. Thank you for your support!

PRESS QUOTES

“Qwear provides a crucial platform for the marginalized and too often victimized members of the LGBTQ community. As queer individuals grow into their true identities, Qwear can be used as a trusted guide and safe space for all.” — Moxie

“Qwear has evolved into an online community center: a safe haven for folks to talk, play around with fashion, see and be seen.” — DESIGN*SPONGE

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

“Qwear was (& still is!) so important in helping me figure out my nonbinary transmasc identity. Thank you for creating a space that makes room for all the beautiful ways people can do gender” — Anonymous

“Qwear has shown me a huge variety of subcultures, aesthetics, and expressions within a world that I had initially thought was very narrow!” — Karen Lowe

“For our son to see a community that acts as both a mirror and a window to who is and who he may become is essential to his developing sense of self.” — Tracey

“Qwear has given me an opportunity to connect with people on a deeper level — to better understand their stories and the ways in which their stories align with and diverge from my own. As a result, I’m able to develop empathy, hold and process complexity, and grow my capacity to develop safe and meaningful relationships.” — Anna Rae

STATEMENT CREDITS

Rupi, Qwear Fashion Director
Courtney Stirn, Qwear Writer
Sharon Reidbord
Tim Wilfong
Elizabeth Kingfield
Rachel Lee, LOUD: New Orleans Queer Youth Theater

Recent posts by Qwear

Tiers
Special Content Viewer
$1 or more per month
Access photoshoot previews and behind-the-scenes footage!

Twitter Shout Out
$10 or more per month
  • We'll tell everyone on Twitter how awesome you are for supporting Qwear!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Recognized Sponsor
$20 or more per month
  • In just 5 months, you will have donated $100 to your favorite org 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Dinner with Sonny and Rupi (Boston)
$100 or more per month
  • Enjoy a dinner out with Qwear's Founding Editor and Fashion Director, on us! (This reward has a 5 month minimum requirement)
  • Plus all previous rewards