Aired Jun 1, 2023
June 1 is the 18th Annual LGBTQ Families Day
Join us in celebrating LGBTQ Families Day, originally known as Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day, by posting on social media in celebration of LGBTQ+ families! What started as an event to help LGBTQ+ celebrate their experiences as parents and caregivers has now become a celebration of LGBTQ+ parents and caregivers throughout the US and is a wonderful way to kick off Pride!
We hosted a conversation about this article as a part of PFLAG Connects and Something to Talk About Live on Thursday, June 1. Did you miss it? You can still watch it here!
Source: Washington Post
Author: Amber Leventry
Questions for Discussion:
- Have online spaces been a source of finding community for you? Why or why not?
- How would you approach conversations with LGBTQ+ youth who are seeking community online given the tension between the importance of feeling belonging and the reality that online spaces are often unsafe/unkind places?
- Are there any specific sites online that you have found to be inclusive/affirming of LGBTQ+ people? What are they? What is it about those sites that makes them feel so inclusive?
Bonus Resources: Check out “2023 U.S. National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ Young People” from the Trevor Project and the Database of LGBTQ Family Books from Mombian.
About Our Guests:
Something to Talk About Live is a series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about LGBTQ+ issues. Each week we offer an article on LGBTQ+ topics and suggest a few questions you can use to lead a discussion with your ERG, community group, or PFLAG chapter.