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Aired Apr 22, 2021

Being Queer & Fighting for Environmental Justice

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 series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality  program to create conversation about LGBTQ+ issues. We’ll offer an article on LGBTQ+ topics and suggest a few questions you can use to lead a discussion. 

We hosted a conversation about this article as a part of PFLAG Connects and Something to Talk About Live on Thursday, April 22. Did you miss it? You can still watch it here!

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Article: Becoming Pattie Gonia, and Bringing Drag and Diversity to the Climate Movement

Source: Green Matters

Author: Sophie Hirsh

Questions for Discussion:

  1. In your personal and professional experience, how do the fights for environmental justice and LGBTQ+ equality intersect? How can environmental advocates get more involved in LGBTQ+ activism? How can LGBTQ+ advocates get more involved in environmental activism?

  2. In your experience, what kind of work is being done within the environmental justice movement to create space that is inclusive of queer employees, activists, and members? What can queer spaces do to be more environmentally conscious?

  3. The article specifically mentions individual actions we can all take to protect the environment like using cruelty-free and glitter-free products, shopping your stash, and switching to an ethical bank. Do you have any other suggestions for actions we can all take to decrease our environmental impact?

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