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Aired Jun 18, 2020

Celebrating Pride While You’re (Partially) in the Closet

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 18. 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:  How to Celebrate Pride Quietly When You Aren’t Totally Out

Source: Queers Built This (a multimedia project at Vice)

Author: S. Bear Bergman

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? If it did raise issues, what were they?
  2. At a time when you were not totally out – which of the ideas on this list would’ve resonated with you? Is there anything from the list that you’re going to do (or are already doing) this year? If there anything you would add to this list?
  3. In your opinion, what can LGBTQ+ folks who are totally out and allies do this month – and all year long – to support those who can’t be?

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