We are thrilled to announce that Kirrin Finch will be presenting at this year’s DapperQ Fashion Show on September 7th in Brooklyn. This show is the largest LGBTQIA+ showcase during New York Fashion Week. Learn more about the show and purchase tickets here. We’d love for you to join us there!
With the theme of “Give Me Flowers While I’m Here,” our models at the show will be fashioned in Kirrin Finch suits customized with unique floral designs. We’re honored to have inspirational models join us to wear our customized suiting styles for the show. Read more about some of our inspirational models below.
Kelley Robinson (she/her)
President of the Human Rights Campaign and Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Kelley Robinson is the ninth president of the Human Rights Campaign — the first Black, Queer woman to lead the organization. From community organizer to progressive leader, Robinson has been at the forefront in the fight for bodily autonomy and racial and gender equity, with a focus on lifting up marginalized communities and building political power.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality and liberation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. The Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation together serve as America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ+ equality. By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
Stacey Stevenson (she/they)
CEO of Family Equality
Stacey Stevenson (she/they) joined Family Equality as the first Black Chief Executive Officer in 2021. A trailblazing leader, Stacey was selected as one of Out Magazine’s Out100 list — a compilation of the year’s most impactful and influential LGBTQ+ people — in the fall of 2022.
Founded in 1979 at the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, Family Equality has spent more than 40 years ensuring that everyone has the freedom to find, form, and sustain their families by advancing equality for the LGBTQ+ community.
Amber Hikes (they/them)
Deputy Executive Director for Strategy & Culture at the ACLU
Amber Hikes is a social justice advocate, community organizer, TED Talk Speaker, and unapologetically queer and Black. In her role at the ACLU, Amber serves as chief counselor and principal partner to the executive director, overseeing the critical functions of organization strategic planning and programmatic priority setting. In this capacity, Amber also provides executive-level senior leadership and management oversight across the ACLU.
Previously, they served as the ACLU’s first Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, providing vision, leadership, and direction for the ACLU’s nationwide strategy to support equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) across all aspects of the organization’s work and efforts. Amber was both the internal and external ambassador on the importance of EDI as a crucial cornerstone of the ACLU’s culture of belonging.
Crystal Hudson (she/her)
Council Member for New York City's District 35 in Brooklyn
Crystal Hudson represents the neighborhoods of Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and parts of Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant in the City Council. She was elected in 2021 and made history as one of the first out gay Black women ever elected in New York City. Crystal is a community organizer and public servant committed to making government more accessible for more people and delivering a just recovery for all New Yorkers in the wake of a global pandemic, economic crisis, and racial reckoning.