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Zach's

story

About Zach

“I borrow things I like from masculinity and femininity to make the best me. And that’s fluid every day.”

“I always had short hair; it was what you had to do. I grew up in a place where people aren’t encouraged to be different. A more masculine haircut was like truly like a mask.” - Zach

Changing his hair allowed Zach to express his androgyny, and in doing so - his freedom. Zach’s strength is what it means to be #beautifuLGBTQ.

What Does Androgynous Mean?

"The quality or state of being neither specifically feminine or masculine; The combination of feminine and masculine characteristics" - Merriam-Webster Dictionary

What is Gender Expression?

"External manifestations of gender, expressed through a person's name, pronouns, clothing, haircut, behavior, voice, and/or body characteristics. Society identifies these cues as masculine and feminine, although what is considered masculine or feminine changes over time and varies by culture." - GLAAD

For more information & resources on the LGBTQ+ community, visit GLAAD's website.