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 topics and suggest a few questions you can use to lead a discussion.
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Author: Kate Sosin Oeser
Questions for Discussion:
- Does the information outlined in this article surprise you? Why or why not? If so, what experiences have led you to your previously held beliefs?
- The article notes that some people prefer working with members of the LGBTQ community, and that the numbers “tend to reflect people wanting to work with people who identify in the same way they do.” Do you agree with the author’s assessment? If so, what problems may that pose? If not, where do you think those preferences come from?
- When it comes to diversity and inclusion efforts in the workplace and in communities, what can be learned from this article? How could the findings be used to inform new programs and projects that your organization is working on right now?