Photo by  © Luke Austin

Covered in pink and positivity let me introduce you to #HeyRooney.  At 26 years old, he has showered social media with his viral optimistic take on Queer Culture. Illustrator by trade and street wear designer by night,  you can’t help but smile or laugh from his infectious social presence. If you are lucky, you might have the chance to see him painting the streets of New York a shade of,  #masc4masc pink.

Within the gay community, I personally was label as “femme”  and it always frustrated me that individuals would consider that a negative reference. It was so refreshing to discover Rooney and see him putting the word “femme” in such a positive light. For the first time in a very long time, I felt empowered.  We need more people like him in the world.

If you want to support or share his message with one of his Hats, T’s or sweaters click the link below!

Check out his Website  and follow him @heyrooney

Article by Myles Sexton