straight for equality
Talking Inclusively: August 2017

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 for 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].

When It Comes to LGBTQ Acceptance, Muslims Are More “Assimilated” Into American Culture Than White Evangelicals

Source: Slate

Author:  Ruth Graham

Questions for Discussion:

  1. The author notes a dramatic shift in the number of Muslim Americans who agree that “homosexuality should be accepted by society” over the last decade. In your opinion, what may have led to that change in public opinion?
  2. Research regularly shows that Gen X’ers and Millennials are more accepting of people who are LGBTQ+ and more supportive of marriage equality. Why do you think this is the case?
  3. In your personal experience, would you say that white Evangelicals or Muslims (or neither, or both) welcome the LGBTQ+ community? If you are comfortable sharing, what experiences have led you to that belief? Did this article present a picture that is different than your experiences?