sexual orientation

BFFs: Best Foreign Friends

“I have met other international students from my roommate… They’re all pretty cool.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions Why does the speaker have so many “foreign friends?” What does the speaker mean by “orphan Easter,” and why did he feel so […]

Encountering True Homophobia

“I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I was like, ‘Really guys? Really?’” CONTAINS SOME STRONG LANGUAGE. Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or […]

I Have a Mohawk; I’m Scaring People

“On those really, silly, totally American, almost hackneyed or clichéd topics, you find these commonalities, and then you can just burrow from there.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) […]

Barging in with Our Rainbow Flag

“He said, ‘The opposite of homosexuality is not heterosexuality; it’s holiness.’” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for our consideration. […]

It’s Not You; It’s Your Gender

“I couldn’t be for him what he wanted me to be.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box […]

I Told Them How I Felt

“It made me feel loved that they were so willing to change.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment […]

Corrupting the Moral Fiber

“Valpo likes to hide things that are going wrong.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for our […]

Threatened by My Expression

“Love sporting the ties and man jeans.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions Why is fashion important to the speaker? What does the speaker mean by the term “expression?” Why does she think people are threatened by hers? Why does she “push harder” […]

Me Going to Hell

“I had a boyfriend on campus. And it was fine. People knew that. He himself wasn’t comfortable with being gay.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions Story One Look back at the details of the story from freshman year.  Where do you […]