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 monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about LGBTQ issues. Each month we’ll offer an article on LGBTQ and ally topics and suggest a few questions you can use to lead a discussion.
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Source: The Atlantic
Author: Jeanne Sager
Questions for Discussion:
- If you are a parent, have you ever spoken to your children about sexual orientation and gender identity? If so, at what age did you start having those conversations? How did you introduce them?
- Did the school that you attended provide sex education? If so, do you remember if sexual orientation and gender identity were a part of the curriculum? If you happen to be LGBTQ-identified, how did the exclusion (or, in some cases, inclusion) of LGBTQ feel like for you?
- What impact do you think lessons, like those taught in Alabama, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas have on LGBTQ and ally students? What about school personnel?