August 31, 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, September 3. Did you miss it? You can still watch it here!

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Article: Coronavirus isolated LGBTQ students from community. Now they’re going back to school

Source: Tampa Bay Times

Author: Christopher Spata

Questions for Discussion:

  1. Had you considered any of the issue faced by LGBTQ+ youth, in regards to going back to school, outlined in this article? Why or why not? Are there other issues that you’ve thought about related to this topic that aren’t mentioned here?
  2. In your opinion, why do you think services such as Metro Inclusive Health, the LGBT National Help Center, and The Trevor Project have seen an increase in call volume since the start of the pandemic?
  3. What do you think supportive adults can do for LGBTQ+ youth this school year? Do you have any specific recommendations for educators?

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