February 11, 2020

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ+ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few questions that you can use to lead a discussion focused on how we can make space that is more welcoming to everyone.

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‘Sex Education’ Star Ncuti Gatwa on Why His Character Is So Important for Black Gay Visibility

Source: IndieWire

Author: Jude Dry

Questions for Discussion:

  1. If you have watched Sex Education, has there been a character that stood out because it is the first time you’ve seen someone like that on TV? If you have not, is there a character or show that comes to mind? How did seeing that character portrayed on screen make you feel?
  2. Actor Ncuti Gawa seems to make an argument for “ticking boxes” to ensure that diverse voices are heard because “they playing fields are not level.” Do you agree or disagree? Why?
  3. As we celebrate and commemorate Black History Month this February, what impact do you think the increase of Black, openly LGBTQ+ characters in TV and movies has on young people? Families? The Black community? The LGBTQ+ community?
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