“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.