Fashion show features gay, lesbian, transgender community – By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun

Kinera Royster wants to be known more for her talents than her appearance.

“There is more to me than being a man who wears heels and a wig,” she said as she sifted through a clothing rack containing 11 garments she designed.

Royster, a self-taught designer, showcased her collection of clothes Thursday night at Red Maple in Fashion Outing, an event that featured gay, lesbian, transgender and gay-friendly models and designers. The first ever event in Baltimore served as a kick-off to this weekend’s annual Gay Pride celebration.