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Something to Talk About: July 2019

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.

Have feedback about how your conversation went? Let us know by e-mailing [email protected].

The LGBTQ Civil Rights Fight is Far From Over

Source: Vox

Author: Katelyn Burns 

Questions for Discussion:

  1. Did you come across the Atlantic article, The Struggle for Gay Rights Is Over written by James Kirchick that the author mentions? Do you agree with the premise that LGBTQ+ folks need to “admit that they’ve won?” Why or why not?
  2. Do you think that most people are aware that so many LGBTQ+ protections have been rolled back in recent years or that police harassment of trans women of color is so pervasive?
  3. Do you believe that Obergefell – which legalized same sex marriage in all 50 states – is settled law? If the Supreme Court overturned that ruling, what do you think would happen in your state?