LGBTQ+ Community Debates the Meaning of "Queer", Military Bans, & More (Part 1/2)





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Published on Jun 27, 2019

People across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum came to the VICE offices in Brooklyn to hash out some of the most pressing issues they face today.

Within the LGBTQ umbrella lies a multitude of identities and ideologies. In an effort to showcase this VICE gathers a diverse group of progressive and conservative members of the LGBTQ community to discuss topics that relate to queerness and its intersection with culture, and politics.

Our goal is to foster conversations that are already happening within communities. With this format, we hope to give the viewer a rare opportunity to witness a conversation with people across the aisle that they otherwise might never find themselves in.

Watch part 2: https://youtu.be/safLwed9SSo

00:55 - Who identifies as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community?
1:03 - Panelist’s introductions - how do you identify yourself?
2:12 - Is Pride still relevant / useful / important?
4:41 - What is the definition of queer? Who identifies as queer? Is it a slur? Should the community embrace the term?
9:38 - Do you feel represented by acronym LGBTQIA+ ? Are there too many letters?
12:58 - Do you politically lean left or right?
12:21 - For conservatives/Republicans, who did you vote for in the last election? Do you support Trump?
15:02 - Have Trump’s policies helped or harmed the LGBTQIA+ community?
15:25 - Trump and the Central Park 5
16:59 - The military banning transgender people from serving
18:29 - Thoughts on democratic candidates for 2020
20:50 - For Lucy and Sara: if they don't vote for Trump, who are they going to vote for?

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