Romi Faylo – Changing the fashion landscape, one sleeve at a time

Romi Faylo was born in Uzbekistan and is based in Jaffa, Israel. As a fashion designer he currently works for the fashion brand Wilde Vertigga.

Romi studied fashion design at Shenkar, College of Engineering, Design and Art. The common factor of his designs is the lack of gender, he doesn’t design clothes for women or men. He simply wants to design beautiful clothes.

Wild Vertigga is a conceptual brand that sanctifies asymmetry, not just as a design, but as a way of life. Asymmetry represents dynamism and occurrence, while symmetrical “straight” shapes represent staticness and fixation, so our first campaign is called “Rather Naked than Straight” with a small wink to the queer community. The brand offers several non-gender items, but the brand appeals to everyone, regardless of sexual preferences, anyone who identifies with the brand’s agenda.

In addition to working for Wilde Vertigga, Romi founded, with a group of 3 people, a startup company called F.F.P. TECHNOLOGIES LTD. The project deals with the development of materials designed to spray on molds for the manufacture of seamless clothing in mass-production. Currently, they have a prototype and we are in the stage of fund raising for further development.

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Eric Vera – Creating a lane for himself on his own terms


Creating a lane for himself on his own terms.

Founder and owner of STER Entertainment, Eric Vera directs the network and brings his photographic eye from his project “Flight of Charleston” to help create the STER Entertainment brand. Listen to our conversation as we discuss FX’s Pose, Jessie Ware, Ru Paul’s drag race, growing up alone and more.

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Gayish Hosts Mike & Kyle – Plowing through one gay stereotype at a time


Plowing through one gay stereotype at a time.

Kyle Getz and Mike Johnson host LGBTQ podcast Gayish. Gayish is a gay & LGBT+ podcast that bridges the gap between sexuality and actuality. Mike and Kyle talk about gay stereotypes they fit into, ones they don’t, and everything in between.

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Adam Tabellija – Creating cocktails with a sassy twist to kickstart your kiki!

Creating cocktails with a sassy twist to kickstart your kiki!

Adam Tabellija is an actor, singer, mermaid, daddy, lover and general badass. Based in New York and born in the Bay Area, Adam is a jack of all trades, having lived 9 different lives and been on many different career paths. Currently, he is traveling the globe as an actor in the play Priscilla Queen of the Desert. In addition to acting, he utilizes his background as a former bartender to host My Gay Bartender, short film videos teaching people how to make simple yet delicious drinks.

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Jethro Patalinghug – Using film as a catalyst to educate, empower and protest

Using film as a catalyst to educate, empower and protest.

Jethro Patalinghug is a documentary filmmaker and video producer based in San Francisco, California. His first feature documentary film 50 Years of Fabulous had its world premiere as the opening film at QDocs Film Festival in Portland, Oregon on May 17, 2018. It screened at Frameline42 shortly after and is now touring the festival circuit around the world. Jethro is one of the fellows for the National MediaMaker 2016 Program at BAVC (Bay Area Video Coalition) for his film #MyNameIs, a documentary feature following a protest movement against Facebook’s “real” name policy.

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Mario Elias – Queering the Straight Male Gaze

Queering the Straight Male Gaze.

Mario Elias is a visual designer, photographer, and Art Historian, with a focus on art as a tool for Queer Expression. Focusing on narratives that give visibility to those who have been historically marginalized, overlooked, or overshadowed, Mario’s work presents the Queer individual as a royal and otherworldly figure.

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Chad Onyx – Creating safe spaces for self-discovery with leather and kink

Educate. Explore. Empower.

These are the words that Chad Onyx and the rest of his fraternal brethren live by. Born in Virginia, as one of two children, Chad roamed around the United States until he finally landed in South California. From there he learned and built a brotherhood for gay and bisexual men of color to explore their interest in leather and kink. Through empowerment and education, Onyx facilitates a safe space for people to be themselves without judgment.

ONYX is a fraternal organization for gay and bisexual men of color. The Southwest (ONYX-SW) chapter is centered in the Los Angeles/San Diego/Palm Springs areas and Southwestern states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. Full membership is open to gay and bisexual men of color and associate membership is open to men and women of any race or sexual persuasion.

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Miss Pvssy – Inspiring the bad b*tch in all of us

Queen of Trans Rap.

Miss Pvssy is an up-and-coming rapper most known for her Chi Raq (Freestyle). The rapper is not afraid of showing off her sexuality and the power of being a phenomenal woman.

Born in Chicago, Miss Pvssy grew up writing music as early as Elementary School. She spent the next few years developing her writing, sound and stage presence. Currently, Miss Pvssy is a steady performer on the Blow Pony circuit in Portland, Oregon and is busy preparing to new music.

Check out her tracks Chi Raq (Freestyle) and Just Ain’t Me (Bow Down Freestyle).

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José Hernandez – Appreciating the masculinity and femininity of style

José Hernandez, known as Veco by many or @eseveco on Instagram is a 27 year old gay Mexican American from South Gate, CA. A lover of the arts, photography and fashion.

Currently navigating and experiencing all these new opportunities that have sprouted in the last year. Looking to make an impact in the fashion industry through inclusivity and visibility of queer brown people.

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Tom Bosworth – Putting our mile run time to shame, by walking

The man who can walk faster than most can run.

Tom Bosworth is originally from Kent and is now based in Leeds. Tom is Britain’s Number 1 race walker, Olympian, multiple world record holder, Commonwealth Games Silver medalist and 7 time British record holder. He trains full time, walk at speeds of up to 10mph/16kmph and was Britain’s first and only openly gay track and field athlete currently competing.

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