Strutting out the closet

Strutting out the closet
( Event Date: 18 August 2022 )

A gender affirming fashion event


Tickets are now live !


Join Letters Apparel and espy Experience for "Strutting Out The Closet", an all ages evening of gender affirming fashion. Presented by Kylee Roman & Jamie Campbell, this event celebrates personal choice, the LGBTQIA2S+ community, and clothing that works for your body and lifestyle. This amazing event will be held at the espy Experience store, located in the historic community of Inglewood, Calgary Alberta. 

We'll be raising funds to support the Centre for Sexuality and inspiring people to feel affirmed in clothes that feel authentic to them. Shortly after the fashion show on September 1st, will be the launch of Letters Apparel KICKSTARTER campaign to raise funds for the production of the showcased items! Support the company and get yourself the fashion you love. We will be taking donations starting at the fashion show. 

All the models are LGBTQIA2S+ members, and will be dressed in identity affirming clothing. Part one of this two part event will showcase espy Experience clothing styled by espy staff. Part two will be the official public presentation of the Letters Apparel holiday collection, and the launch of the donation campaign supporting the production of the collection.

As this is a gender-affirming fashion event, we aren't just stopping at the runway. We'll have gender-affirming hair stylists available to offer a cut you feel good about (space is limited), and clothing fittings from your espy professional stylists who are body type experts – with experience dressing all gender expressions. To keep you entertained, we'll have DJ Sonidef at the DJ booth and surprise pop-up performances by queer artists from our community. 

Thank you to our sponsors


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Gradient Beverages

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True Büch

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Tailgunner Brewing Co.

Every one of Tailgunner's beers is brewed with a quality-first mentality from ingredient selection to brewing method. They do not take shortcuts, chase fads or compromise procedures. Their hope is that you enjoy their beers, and take some time to remember and uphold the standards of community, quality of character, and moral values that inspired the greatest generation. Learn more about them at or follow them on social @tailgunnerbrewingco

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Community Support

Support our local restaurant scene and grab dinner before the show! Our friends at The Attic Bar & Stage and Vegan Street Inglewood are offering a free appetizer with a minimum purchase of $20 to event attendees! Please show your ticket at the restaurant to claim this deal. Check out their menus at - and