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Aired Mar 4, 2021

LGBTQ+ Demographics in 2021

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, March 4.
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Article: Americans are identifying as LGBTQ more than ever, poll finds

Source: NBC News

Author: Dan Avery

Questions for Discussion:

  1. Based on your personal and professional experience, do any of the findings highlighted in this article surprise you?
  2. The article acknowledges some of the limitations of surveys that ask about sexual orientation and gender identity. In your opinion, which of these limitations have the most significant impact on research findings? Is there anything that is missing from this analysis?
  3. As Generation Z comes of age, do you think we’ll see a continuation of these trends? If so, what can we as allies do to ensure LGBTQ+ young people have the support they need as they enter post-secondary education and/or the workforce?

Learn More About Our Guest:

Alexandra Bolles, who joined the BRC’s board in 2018, is a media advocate and digital communications professional. She’s received PFLAG Queen’s Brenda Howard Memorial Award and the Bisexual Resource Center’s Bee Hero Award for her bisexual+ advocacy, including co-founding the annual digital campaign, #BiWeek. Alexandra worked at GLAAD, the LGBTQ media advocacy organization, for 5+ years, where she built its bisexual+ advocacy program from the ground up and produced the guidebook, In Focus: Reporting on the Bisexual Community. You can keep up with Alexandra on Twitter at @anorianb.