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Something to Talk About: December 2017

Looking for ways to keep the conversation going about LGBTA 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 LGBT issues. Each month we’ll offer an article on LGBTA topics and suggest a few questions you can use to lead a discussion.

Have feedback about how your conversation went? Let us know by e-mailing info@straightforequality.org.

LGBTQ Films: 10 Merry and Gay Holiday Movies to Add to Your Wish List

Source:  NBC News

Author: Scott Conant

Questions for Discussion:

  1. How many of the films on this list have you seen? Are there movies you would add to or movies that you would remove from the list?
     
  2. Pee-Wee’s Christmas Special made the list because of “its mastery of the fine art of camp.” Can you explain what camp means in this context? What, if anything, do you know about the role that camp has in LGBTQ history and culture?
     
  3. Some films seem to have made the list because of single gay character or couple. When it comes to LGBTQ representation in media, do you think that’s enough? Or do you think that context matters? Can you give any examples of films with LGBTQ characters that you think have gotten it right?