Addressing issues at the intersection of faith and LGBTQ equality remains one of the biggest challenges and most important topics that PFLAG members and chapters across the country encounter in their work. As we continue to hear a public narrative that treats LGBTQ people and their allies and people of faith as mutually exclusive groups, PFLAGers recognize that this is not true and continue their work to ensure that equality moves forward in faith communities for people who are LGBT, their families, friends, and allies.
In this session you’ll:
- Review the Straight for Equality basics and discuss how our unique understanding of allyship informs the work we do in faith communities
- Discuss demonstrated, positive changes happening among people of faith when it comes to LGBTQ equality using public opinion research and examples from the PFLAG chapter network
- Recognize the real challenges that still exist at the intersection of faith and equality, especially in terms of state-level policy and law changes in 2016
- Understand how to use our publication be not afraid – help is on the way! straight for equality in faith communities to address these issues in everyday conversations and through chapter programs
- Evaluate three common challenges that impact individuals and PFLAG chapters who want to do this work effectively, and get suggestions on how to move forward