VOTE: SheWired's Out Woman of the Year 2012

2012, being the year of a national election and the Olympics, has been a big year for LGBTs in pop culture, politics and sports. Now SheWired would like to pay homage to the unabashedly out women who’ve moved visibility for queer women forward.
By: SheWired Editors
December 13 2012 2:22 PM

Kara Laricks:

Fashion designer Kara Laricks blew the competition off the runway in the debut season of Fashion Star on NBC this spring. Not only did the out schoolteacher-turned-designer win the entire competition, she had Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and H&M in a bidding war that ultimately netted the designer an impressive $6 million capsule collection to roll out her gender-bending designs in each of the stores. Pushing the boundaries of traditional women’s wear, Laricks’ designs evoke classic male silhouettes in an updated, female-friendly way.

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