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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Source: Minnesota Daily
Author: Farrah Mina
Questions for Discussion:
- Thinking back to when you were in college, would you have taken advantage of a program like Emerging Connections: Queer Pen Pal Project? Why or why not? Would you sign up for one now?
- In your opinion, why is a program like this necessary for LGBTQ+ students who are unable to access their college campuses? What specific needs could a pen pal project help to meet?
- Have you heard of any other programs, that have been launched recently, to help people who identify as LGBTQ+ create this kind of one-on-one connection? Or is there anything that you’re doing in your own networks to attempt to keep people – especially those who may not have inclusive spaces to retreat to – connected?