FIU hosts inclusive Queer fashion show (includes video story)

On Friday, Florida International University’s Pride Center hosted the 2nd Genderchill Fashion show. Genderchill is an all-inclusive Queer gender justice fashion show.

Transgender Day of Remembrance was November 20. The associate director of the Pride Center, Erica Friedman, explained that FIU chose to collaborate with the founder and creator of Genderchill to bring more awareness.

“By having more representation and examples of diversity, we’ll maybe break down some of the discrimination that those communities face on a regular basis,” Friedman said.

The night started with a special guest appearance from author, speaker, poet and comedian Alok-Vaid Menon who was Honored with the Gender Justice Visionary Award.

With music from DJ Zehno and Kia Barnes, the show was free to the public, but all proceeds raised by donations were benefiting The McKenzie Project.

There was nothing but love and support in the ballroom all night long.

Krysty Hernandez is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Digital Broadcasting and is in the Honors College at FIU. In 2012 she obtained a BFA in Dance Theater from AMDA Performing Arts College and has pursued a career as a Professional Dancer. As a professional dancer, she has danced for various artists, TV shows, and commercials. After graduating from FIU, she would like to pursue a career as a TV anchor or reporter for a major broadcasting network.