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Aired Jul 9, 2020

Being Queer & Country

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.

We hosted a conversation about this article as a part of PFLAG Connects and Something to Talk About Live on Thursday, July 9. 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:  ‘Country Queers’ shares the ‘joy’ and ‘pain’ of rural LGBTQ life

Source: NBC News

Author: Gabriela Martinez

Questions for Discussion:

  1. What do you think of Country Queers as described in this article? Is it something you would’ve sought out growing up? Is it something you might recommend to a loved one now?
  2. The article notes that Country Queers has “been powered by crowdfunding, grant money and volunteers who have helped” since its inception. In your opinion, why isn’t funding for a project like this easier to obtain?
  3. In your opinion, what can LGBTQ+ folks and allies do dispel the idea that rural queer experiences are monolithic and celebrate the diversity of those experiences?

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