Sonny Oram

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Sonny Oram
Date of birth August 27, 1988
Place of birth Boston
Nationality American
Pronouns He and they
Gender identity nonbinary[1]
Occupation web designer
Known for Qwear

Sonny Oram is a web designer and queer fashion activist. They are best known as the founder of Qwear, a news and community website focused on LGBTQ+ fashion. In 2015, the fashion website DapperQ named them "dapperQ of the Year".[2]

Sonny came out as gay at 16, and came out as genderfluid a bit later. They were bullied harshly for their gender, and recloseted themself as only gay once in college. After graduating college, Sonny started a tumblr blog titled "Dyke Duds", which would eventually become Qwear.[3] Sonny came out again as trans and nonbinary around 2013 and had top surgery in 2014.[4]

Sonny met their partner Rupi in 2014, who later became Qwear's Fashion Director and eventually co-owner.[5]

In 2019, Sonny founded Qwear Media, an LGBTQ+ media talent database and agency with the goal of raising LGBTQ+ representation in advertising.

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  1. Kadlec, Jeanna (2015). "Life + Business: Sonny Oram of Qwear". Design*Sponge. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  2. Vita, Anita Dolce (5 January 2015). "Announcing dapperQ of the Year: Sonny Oram". dapperQ. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  3. Oram, Sonny (26 November 2018). "Why I Founded Qwear: The clothes that made me". Qwear. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  4. Oram, Sonny (December 2, 2014). "I'm Getting Top Surgery Tomorrow — See You Soon!". Qwear. Retrieved August 21, 2020.
  5. "Team". Qwear. Retrieved August 21, 2020.