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Aired Oct 28, 2021

Being Queer & Puerto Rican

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, October 28. 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: Puerto Rico Reaffirms LGBTQ Friendliness With New Campaign

Source: Travel Pulse

Author: Lacey Pfalz

Questions for Discussion: 

  1. In what ways can working to attract a greater number of LGBTQ+ tourists to Puerto Rico help educate visitors about Puerto Rican culture? In your opinion, does tourism have the potential to change misperceptions about how different communities intersect? 

  2. The LGBTQ+ tourism business is estimated to be worth more than $281 billion globally. In what ways can tourism boost the economic development in different communities? What can this mean for LGBTQ+-owned businesses and creators?

  3. This article makes note of Discover Puerto Rico’s Pathway to Employment plan which was designed to “to empower members of the LGBTQ+ community as hospitality employees.” What impact do you think programs like this could have for LGBTQ+ job seekers in Puerto Rico?

Bonus read: While Puerto Rico is making huge progress in building inclusive culture, many challenges remain, and advocates are focused. Check out this article to learn more.  

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