July 27, 2017

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.

Have feedback about how your conversation went? Let us know by emailing [email protected].

The Power of Inclusive Sex Education

Source:  The Atlantic

Author: Jeanne Sager

Questions for Discussion:

  1. 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?
  2. 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?
  3. 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?