As I took in all of the gorgeous, diverse bodies at Queer Fashion Week in Oakland recently — and with all of the awesome love for #WCW and #MCM on social media — I realized something was missing.

Where’s our Queer Crush Day?

Ladies, gentlemen and all who break the binary, patriarchy and stuffy ol’ boundaries of gender, it brings me great joy to present #QUEERCRUSHTUESDAY, starting today on the Wear Your Voice Instagram.

Queer Fashion Week 2016 Patty Wack Wear Your Voice

Designer: Patty Wack Vintage. Photo by Wry Toast Photos

 

Queer Fashion Week 2016 Re/Dress Wear Your Voice

Designer: Re/Dress. Photo by Wry Toast Photos.

Independent designers from all over the US came to Oakland to celebrate Queer Fashion Week, which featured panel discussions, classes, fashion shows and an all-out celebration of queer life.

Queer Fashion Week 2016 Geek Junky Wear Your Voice

Designer: Geek Junky. Photo by Wry Toast Photos.

 

Queer Fashion Week 2016 Feelmore Wear Your Voice

Designer: Feelmore. Photo by Wry Toast Photos.

The best thing about Queer Fashion Week is the representation: every size, shape, gender identity, age and ability is welcome and celebrated through the models and designs.

Queer Fashion Week 2016 Show and Tell Wear Your Voice

Designer: Show & Tell. Photo by Wry Toast Photos.

 

Queer Fashion Week 2016 Show and Tell Wear Your Voice

Designer: Patty Wack Vintage. Photo by Wry Toast Photos.

Leave the quiet, polite clapping to other fashion weeks; at Queer Fashion Week, we scream, we cheer.

Queer Fashion Week 2016 Re/Dress Wear Your Voice

Designer: Re/Dress. Photo by Wry Toast Photos.

 

Queer Fashion Week 2016 Dapper Boi Wear Your Voice

Designer: Dapper Boi. Photo by Wry Toast Photos.

Queer Fashion Week isn’t just about the fashion — it’s about the statement, the visibility, the celebration, the subversion.

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Designer: Nik Kacy Footwear. Photo by Wry Toast Photos.

For more photos from Queer Fashion Week, check out these galleries:

DAY ONE

DAY TWO

Check out the Wear Your Voice Instagram to see our first ever #QUEERCRUSHTUESDAY feature @wearyourvoicemag.

Who would you choose? Send us your queer crush of the week using #QUEERCRUSHTUESDAY with a great caption to go with it, and you may just see your post featured on our Instagram — because love is meant to be shared.

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