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Aired Jul 22, 2021

Finding a Queer Hairstyle

Looking for ways to keep the conversation going about LGBTQ+ issues with your ERG, community group, or PFLAG chapter? Welcome to Something to Talk About, a series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about LGBTQ+ issues. Each week we’ll offer an article on LGBTQ+ topics and suggest a few questions you can use to lead a discussion. 

We hosted a conversation about this article as a part of PFLAG Connects and Something to Talk About Live on Thursday, July 22. Did you miss it? You can still watch it here!

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Article: How I Found a Queer Haircut That Finally Felt Like Home 

Source: Allure 

Author: Aamina Khan 

Questions for Discussion: 

  1. After reading this article, was there anything from the personal stories that were shared that resonated with you? If you feel comfortable sharing, did you think of your haircut or hairstyle as a part of your coming out journey?

  2. In your personal experience and opinion, why do you think our hair and hairstyle is such an important part of who we are and how we identify? Why do we think of it as “such a gendered aspect of our appearances?”

  3. What would you say to a young person who is thinking about changing their haircut or hairstyle to celebrate their queerness? Do you have any recommendations for parents/caregivers that may be concerned about a young person being treated differently because of their hair? 

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