Can we agree to stop assuming straight is the default?


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By Chris Angel (they/them) Murphy, MSW, Chris Angel (they/them) Murphy, and MSW. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Can we agree to stop assuming straight is the default? In the previous episode, Josée Sovinsky (she/her) shared out the allyship tip for people to "...actively seek out opportunities to [...] question their assumptions that they make."

In this mini-episode, host Chris Angel (they/them) revisits this tip and introduces why coming out is a privilege, complicated, and nuanced. They also talk about how if LGBTQ+ youth are considering coming out, they need a safety plan if they have any reason to believe they might be rejected by their families. In fact, it may be best to wait. Instead of self-reflections this episode, Chris Angel is asking for you to help get the Equality Act passed in the United States Senate or get involved with helping to get LGBTQ+ protections passed where you live.

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Host Chris Angel (they/them) has a background in LGBTQ+ education, community organizing, and social work. Mini-episodes feature any shout-outs, listener-submitted comments and questions, and a dive deeper into the allyship tip the previous guest shared. Please consider following where you listen to podcasts and become a monthly financial supporter! Keep the conversation going on Instagram @GenderSexualityInfo

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