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Aired Jun 10, 2021

Being Queer & Picking a College

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 week 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, June 10. Did you miss it? You can still watch it here!

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

Article: How to Choose a College as an LGBTQ+ Student

Source: BestColleges.com 

Author: Ciera Graham, Ph.D. 

Questions for Discussion:

  1. The article lists five features that LGBTQ+ students should look for in a college. Do you agree that those five features are good indicators that a campus will be welcoming to LGBTQ+ students? In your opinion, is there anything that should be added to the list?

  2. Are you currently involved with an LGBTQ+ led student group on your campus? If so, how has the pandemic impacted your organizing and events? Are there emerging needs amongst LGBTQ+ students that folks may not be aware of?

  3. Do you have any specific recommendations for supportive parents who would like to ensure their LGBTQ+ children attend a college or university where they will be safe, welcome, and included on campus?

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