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 Equality program to create conversation about LGBTQ+ issues. Each week 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: Center for American Progress
Author: Lindsay Mahowald
Questions for Discussion:
- In the lead to the story, one person is quoted discussing Pulse saying, “What happened at Pulse was … kind of labeled as a gay issue, when in reality it wasn’t.” What do you understand this to mean? Does this seem like an accurate assessment to you? Why or why not?
- The article refers to a number of issues that make even basic survival a challenge for many LGBTQ+ Hispanics. Can you identify what some of these intersecting issues are? Do you think that this complexity is understood by many non-Hispanic LGBTQ+ people? Why or why not?
- The story primarily focuses on challenges faced by Hispanic LGBTQ+ people. Looking at the other side, what are some of the signs of progress and hope that you see in your work with LGBTQ+ Hispanics and their families? Can you discuss ways that the passage of the Equality Act would help? Are there other services needed to support this population?
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