July 19, 2018

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few questions that you can use to lead a discussion focused on how we can make space that is more welcoming to everyone.

Have feedback about how your conversation went? Run across an article you’d like us to consider? Let us know by e-mailing info@straightforequality.org.

Why Queer People Should Care About the Border Crisis

Source: NewNowNext

Author: Samy Nemir

Questions for Discussion:

  1. After reading this article, if asked, how would you make the case that immigrant rights are LGBTQ rights to a new or potential ally?
  2. Before reading this article, were you familiar with the stories of trans women detained by ICE such as Roxsana Hernandez or Laura Monterrosa? If not, what could you do to ensure that you are regularly seeing stories about marginalized communities that may not be covered in mainstream media outlets?
  3. How can your organization connect or partner with intersectional organizations like Undocuqueer, the TransLatina Network, or any of the other organizations mentioned in the article?
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