If it gets me in trouble, I guess so be it. It really gave young gay people a reason to stay underground back then. Some embrace stereotypesbut for many, the cliches don't match who they are at all. Instead of judging people for blurring which gender wears what, he reminds himself that society conditions people to only accept gender fashion norms. Because fashion embraces homosexuality then helps to hide it, the industry has been some sort of safe haven. Lately, he's been focused on identity - in particular, his identity apart from the accoutrements of celebrity and fame. You could say that this is a good thing:
The young fashion designer from Nepal made his start working for Donna Karan, and now he has his own fashion label.
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I think people, especially young kids trying to come out, really connected to that. I arrived, and two weeks later it was Gay Pride and I had never seen anything like it. It is an interesting issue, and one that has much to do with the weird mix of constancy and change that dominates our culture. What are those characters doing on those shows? I'll give you that information, but that's as much as I'd give anybody; the private stuff is private.
This is curiously in line with how fashion treats its gay men. The character actor known for his role in Titanic and Milk and a recurring role in CW's The Flash married his partner of 16 years, the artist Rainer Andreessen, in Gay men and lesbians living in cities no longer wear colour-coded handkerchiefs to signal kinks, but that hasn't stopped certain aesthetic looks from being associated with sexuality. If he hadn't wanted kids, I don't think we'd be together. Even the group behind the Gay Sweater agree. They're not blue, they're not gray, they're a color you've never seen before - they approach silver.