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You're Too Pretty To Be Gay. Activism on the Body through Representations and Negotiations of Queer Femme Invisibility

Author
  • Kelly L. Reddy-Best (San Francisco State University)

Abstract

I created this ensemble to utilize clothing as a form of activism to highlight inequalities in the queer community. Conceptually this design comments on the struggles of femme-identified lesbians by juxtaposing ideas of “passing” as heterosexual with the negotiations of presenting queer signifiers in appearance as a form of solidarity with the LGBTQ community.

How to Cite:

Reddy-Best, K. L., (2015) “You're Too Pretty To Be Gay. Activism on the Body through Representations and Negotiations of Queer Femme Invisibility”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 72(1).

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Published on
12 Nov 2015
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