Sue Frantz

Being Gay Then and Now: A Conversation

Blog Post created by Sue Frantz on Jul 16, 2017

Louis is 13 years old and gay; Percy is 78 years old and gay. They sit down for a conversation in this 11-minute video.

 

[Note: The recording is closed captioned, but the captions were automatically generated and have not been cleaned up.]

 

During your coverage of sexuality, show this recording in class or ask students to watch it outside of class. Following the viewing ask students to discuss in small groups (or in an online discussion forum, or as a written assignment) the following questions:

 

What was similar between Louis’ and Percy’s experiences? What was different?

 

What questions would you like to ask Louis? What questions would you like to ask Percy?

 

If discussing during class, ask volunteers to share their responses. While it may not be possible to ask Louis and Percy these questions, consider contacting your local PFLAG chapter. They may be able to put you in contact with some people who would be willing to respond.

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