For LGBTQ people, especially those living in less tolerant spheres, ignorant questions about their identities are painfully common. A university professor in Florida decided to take a stand against it by turning the tables, and asked the same questions of heterosexual students in the class. The satirical quiz was shared on Twitter by one of their students, and is going viral for all the right reasons.
Reactions to the post included standard flare-ups of homophobia, stoic disapproval, and people who just didn’t get the joke. But an overwhelming majority of the responses praised the teacher and their courage. The tweet has also been shared by over 17k users, meaning the discussion is going far beyond the classroom.
High-five to this progressive prof for advocating another technique that just might help foster some more understanding in our severely divided world.
A university professor in Florida decided to ask straight students questions that LGBTQ people often hear
The satirical quiz was shared on Twitter by one of their students, and is going viral for all the right reasons.
Reactions to the post included lots of people who just didn’t get the joke
Thankfully, most users spoke out in defense of the professor’s technique
Elise, the catalyst for the discussion, gracefully responded to anyone who wasn’t sure about it
LGBTQ people are often subjected to ignorant, embarrassing interrogations about their identities
Hugs and high-fives to this progressive prof for spreading tolerance and understanding