The First Transgender Model Shows Pride For American Apparel

"Gay O.K"

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  1. beth

    I think this is a wonderful idea, but I gotta say the t-shirts just seem ‘meh’ and Isis looks like she has to go to the bathroom in all these shots…

    • LOL, thanks for the comment– and the visual, beth. I like that the shirts are simple, though. That’s kind of how American Apparel rolls, but it’d be interesting to see what another company might do with a similar Pride theme.

  2. Lauri

    I wish I had a reason/could rock those turquoise pants in the thumbnail to this post..

    • I hear you Lauri– also, I should have thrown that thumbnail at the top of the post. It’s there now. You can now ogle without leaving the article :)

      And you DO have a reason to rock those: you like them. So you rock them!

  3. its a good idea. the shirts are simple & get the message out.
    and its nice to see Isis getting some work

  4. ganesh

    why do they have her promoting gay rights and pride on the t’shirts and not transgender rights and pride? Transgender is NOT the same as gay. Isis is a woman born in a male body; she is not a gay man dressing as a woman.

    • @ganesh — “she is not a gay man dressing as a woman.” Men who dress in women’s clothing are crossdressers and are rarely gay. In most instances, crosdressers are heterosexual.

    • Ben@pr

      @ganesh, Do you know what the T’s in LGBTT rights stand for? They stand for transgender and transsexual people.

  5. ganesh

    why do they have her promoting gay rights and pride on the t’shirts and not transgender rights and pride? Transgender is NOT the same as gay. Isis is a woman born in a male body; she is not a gay man dressing as a woman.

    • Good questions ganesh. I know that Isis first identified as gay when she was younger and although she is considered trans, she actually isn’t a huge fan of that term either. She’s been known to describe herself as someone “born in the wrong body.” But I imagine that she sees all these issues as related, although– as you point out– they are not the same.

    • Katie

      She decided to participate so I doubt she has any issues with it. Why can’t a transgendered person support gay rights as well? I’m sure she can relate to the need to end discrimination.

  6. I love the openness about supporting equal rights but I down right dislike that company fully and completely. I support their idea but I don’t support them.

  7. ganesh

    @Ben@pr – yes, thanks, of course i know what the T’s stand for… and i also suspect, @Katie, that she is fully in support of rights for all…my point rather is that as an identified Transgender woman i am surprised that she isn’t wearing shirts that support transgender equality more specifically than gay rights/equality. There is enough confusion in the mainstream regarding the difference between someone who identifies as gay vs. transgender/transexual…in other words, and i’m not at all trying to create an issue here (rather this is more stream of consciousness), people may misinterpret her wearing these particular shirts and equate being transgender with being gay… People tend to be rather concrete and literal with things…that’s all.

  8. ganesh

    @Ben@pr…btw I failed to see an article of clothing here with LGBTT on it …so i’m not really sure what exactly your point is…

  9. Tiners

    I think Isis looks beautiful. Go on, girl! Loved her on ANTM, too.

  10. Courtney

    Isis looks beautiful, good for her for being the featured model! I like the “Legalize Gay” tank, gotta get my hands on that. :)

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