January 22, 2021

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 series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for EqualityTM 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.

We hosted a conversation about this article as a part of PFLAG Connects and Something to Talk About Live on Thursday, January 28. Did you miss it? You can still watch it here!

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Article: The intersection of LGBTQ history and disability

Source: Philadelphia Gay News

Author: Victoria A Brownworth

Questions for Discussion:

  1. Were you aware that the LGBTQ+ individuals highlighted in this article – including Marsha P Johnson and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan – also lived with a disability? If not, why do you think that is the case?
  2. Do you have any suggestions to help elevate the stories of LGBTQ+ activists and figures – like Anderson Cooper – who are living with a disability today?
  3. What can we do to create more inclusive spaces for people who are LGBTQ+ and living with a disability? Do you have any examples or organizations doing that kind of work really well?

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