Creating Change 2013: Strong Looks Friday edition

This post is part of a series on Creating Change 2013 in Atlanta.

I’m amazed by how good everyone looked at Creating Change. This isn’t my first conference or queer event, so I should’ve realized everyone was bringing their strongest looks. When I was packing for the trip, I definitely made sure to fill my suitcase with only my finest fashions, so why didn’t I expect for everyone to do the same? We’d all be surrounded by other queermos for four days — this was the time to sartorially shine. These are our people, the people who really appreciate a fancy frock paired with gratuitous glitter. How could I not document it?

I’ll start off with my outfit of the day:

Photo: Friday 21 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images ball my ootd 1

Outfit details

I absolutely love this dress. It originally came with red buttons, but I ripped them off and added white buttons for additional flare. I also put a white belt on it from another dress. I washed this dress after the conference and it shrank up a bit in the dryer, but it’s stretchy, so hopefully I can still make it work. But don’t make the same mistake I did — let this dress air dry.

Anyway, onto some of my favorite looks from the first full day of Creating Change:

Photo: Friday 2 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images Remy and Ian
Photo: Friday 26 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images Greer rainbow mohawk
Photo: Friday 3 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images Cape during bisexual documentary
Photo: Friday 4 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images Three ball participants posing

Photo: Friday 5 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images Half shaved head who spoke at immigration reform plenary

Photo: Friday 6 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images Butch T

Photo: Friday 7 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images GenderBlocers

Photo: Friday 8 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images Jasiha

Photo: Friday 9 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images K.D.

Photo: Friday 10 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images Bex

Photo: Friday 11 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images Amerika of Mondo Homo

Photo: Friday 12 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images Three masculine people

Photo: Friday 22 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images Ian in trans suite

Photo: Friday 12 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images Hattie and Bridget

Photo: Friday 13 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images Femme bowtie

Photo: Friday 1 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images Holding hands

Photo: Friday 14 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images bows from the femme caucus

Photo: Friday 23 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images Bridget femme caucus

Photo: Friday 24 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images Bridget and me in the elevator

Photo: Friday 15 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images CT

Photo: Friday 25 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images Packman and Mario tattoo

Friday night was the ball, an underground competition in which different houses battle for prizes and trophies with a fusion of cat walking, dancing, voguing and drag. I competed in best dressed, but I was eliminated before the trophies were handed out. Here are some shots of the competitors:

Photo: Friday 15 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images ball best dressed woc
Photo: Friday 16 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images ball best dressed who I lost to

Photo: Friday 17 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images ball polka dot dress from ball session

Photo: Friday 18 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images ball big girl dance off 1

Photo: Friday 19 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images ball big girl dance off 2

Photo: Friday 20 Creating Change 2013 National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce conference at the Hilton Atlanta, Georgia. Google Images ball pinup

This post is part of a series on Creating Change 2013 in Atlanta. Posts on Plump Pinup Life & Style focus on capturing fashion and queer culture, while posts on Stuff Queer People Need To Know focus on decimating knowledge from the workshops. 

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One response to “Creating Change 2013: Strong Looks Friday edition

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