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Aired Jun 11, 2020

Being Queer & Black in the US

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, June 11. 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: Black, Queer And Too Tired To Be ‘Proud’

Source: Forbes

Author: Ashlee Fowlkes

Questions for Discussion:

  1. How did reading this article make you feel? Did it raise issues that you hadn’t considered in the past? Why or why not?
  2. If asked, how would you define intersectionality? Do you think that the way it is often used is reflective of Kimberle Crenshaw’s original intent?
  3. In your opinion, how can LGBTQ+ activists and allies show up at Pride events for black, queer folks who are too tired to be proud this year?

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