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Talking Inclusively: December 2018

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.

Have feedback about how your conversation went? Run across an article you’d like us to consider? Let us know by e-mailing [email protected].

Dual spectrums: More people with autism identify as LGBTQ than general population

Source: The Daily Herald

Author: Braley Dodson

Questions for Discussion:

  1. Before reading this article, were you aware that people who have autism report identifying as LGBTQ+ at higher rates than in the neurotypical population?
  2. Is there work that your organization can do to ensure that it is more accessible to LGBTQ+ people with autism and their families?
  3. The article notes that suicidal ideation is significantly higher amongst people who are autistic and people who are LGBTQ+. Do you think crisis intervention and suicide prevention resources are prepared to support individuals who hold both identities?