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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Source: Associated Press
Author: Sonia Perez D.
Questions for Discussion:
- What, if anything, do you know about the experiences of people who are LGBTQ identified in Central & South America? What resources are available to help you learn more?
- In your opinion, how should the US handle asylum cases for people who are LGBTQ identified? Does your opinion change if they have experienced violence because of their sexual orientation or gender identity? Does it change if they are from a country where being LGBTQ is a punishable crime?
- After reading this article, if asked, how would you make the case that immigrant rights are LGBTQ rights to a new or potential ally?