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Better Together: How Alicia Markstone and Janessa Highland saved each other — and rose to the top

Better Together: How Alicia Markstone and Janessa Highland saved each other — and rose to the top

When Janessa Highland became show director at Martha’s Vineyard in Springfield, Missouri, in 2011, she knew she was following in big footsteps. That included those of Alicia Markstone, the 2002 Miss Gay USofA at Large, who had gone from small-town Missouri to Florida to be the show director at the famed Suncoast Resort Hotel. But

Aurora Schmidt’s Calling: Just-Right Tailoring for Queer, Trans, and Nonbinary Folx

Aurora Schmidt’s Calling: Just-Right Tailoring for Queer, Trans, and Nonbinary Folx

It’s hard to get a suit to fit just so. But if the person wearing the suit happens to have been born in a body that includes broad hips, narrow shoulders or breasts, then the question of tailoring brings a whole new set of problems. Can the tailor handle the customer’s request without overt bigotry

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