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Aired Apr 8, 2021

Support for The Equality Act

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. Each month 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 8. Did you miss it? You can still watch it here!

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

Article: Three-quarters of Americans support LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws

Source: NBC News

Author: Dan Avery

Questions for Discussion:

  1. The research outlined in this article found that majorities of Americans support nondiscrimination protections for people who are LGBTQ+. With that is mind, why do you think legislation like The Equality Act – which would provide those protections – has not become federal law?
  2. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) noted that most people aren’t aware that these nondiscrimination protections for people who are LGBTQ+ do not already exist. What would you do if you found yourself in a conversation with someone who clearly believed that people who are LGBTQ+ are already protected by federal civil rights law?
  3. What can we all do to demonstrate our support for legislation like the Equality Act? What about legislation at the state level that targets LGBTQ+ – and especially trans-identified – youth?

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