October 12, 2020

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.

We hosted a conversation about this article as a part of PFLAG Connects and Something to Talk About Live on Thursday, October 15. Did you miss it? You can still watch it here!

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Article: On Screen, Normalizing Queer Love in the Philippines

Source: The Diplomat

Author: Michael Beltran

Questions for Discussion:

  1. Based on your personal experience, how do you think Gaya sa Pelikula and films like it will be received in the Philippines? Do you think it will be received differently by Filipinx Americans?
  2. In your opinion, how does the challenging political climate and deep-rooted Catholicism in the Philippines impact LGBTQ+ people and their families? Does it translate to the experiences of Filipinx people in the U.S.?
  3. There are vast differences in the lenses and experiences of people who are members of the LGBTQ+ and ally API community. What are some of the characteristics of the LGBTQ+ and ally Filipinx experience in the U.S. that are unique to this group? Are there assumptions made that should be challenged?

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