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Aired Dec 22, 2022

What Do Small Town Tennessee, Chosen Family, and Body Positivity Have in Common?

Drag has always played an integral part in LGBTQ+ history and culture. As it has become more mainstream, drag performers are reaching new audiences revealing enormous support for the LGBTQ+ community as well as unveiling the bias and violence that too many continue to face.

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

Article: “I’m Whole Again”: Eureka O’Hara on Rehab, Body Positivity, and We’re Here

Source: them.

Author: Isabelle Kliger  

Questions for Discussion:

  1. Have you ever been to a drag show? If so, what was your experience like? If not, why do you think that is the case?

  2. What do you think about drag performance becoming more mainstream through things like Drag Story Hour, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and drag brunch? Does the visceral pushback we’ve seen in some communities surprise you?

  3. Is there anything we can do, as allies, to demonstrate our support for drag performances and performers in a meaningful way?

Bonus Resources: Check out “‘We’re Here’ Uses Drag-tastic Stories to Explore Human Rights Issues” from Variety by Carole Horst and “The Far-Right Attacked Drag Events in 4 States This Weekend” from Vice by Tess Owen.

About Our Guests:

Eureka O’Hara, actor

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