Aired Apr 6, 2023
April 6 is New Beer’s Eve!
National Beer Day is celebrated on April 7 each year to recognize the passage of the Cullen-Harrison Act, which eventually led to the passage of the 21st Amendment. This allowed queer bars to become an integral part of LGBTQ+ history. And for more than 50 years beer brands have demonstrated their allyship to the LGBTQ+ community.
We hosted a conversation about this article as a part of PFLAG Connects and Something to Talk About Live on Thursday, April 6. Did you miss it? You can still watch it here!
Article: Gay Men Drink Craft Beer, Too — On Lad Culture, Stereotypes, and Beer’s Cultural Barriers
Source: Good Beer Hunting
Author: Damian Kerlin
Questions for Discussion:
- Think back to the first time you can remember seeing LGBTQ+ inclusive advertising for beer. When was it? Where was it? At the time how did you see it: An example of visibility or an example of rainbow washing? Why?
- Before reading this article had you ever thought of the social and cultural implications of the drinks that you order while dining at a restaurant or out with friends? Why or why not? After reading this article, do you think that you’ll view what people order differently?
- What can LGBTQ+ people and allies do to impact beer culture in the United States so that it feels more inclusive?
Bonus Resources: Check out “The Culture War Has Come to Craft Brewing. Time to Pick a Side.” from VinePair by Dave Infante and these resources from Hop Culture.
One more thing…PFLAG previously hosted a conversation about, queer sober spaces, as a part of Something to Talk About Live in August, 2021. You can access that show by going to: Being Queer and Sober. You can learn about LGBTQ+ inclusive recovery services from Alcoholics Anonymous and SMART Recovery.
About Our Guests:
Eric Scheiner, Digital Product Owner, Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits
Jamie Henkel, Learning & Inclusion Manager, PFLAG National
Ways to Watch:
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.