When PFLAG National launched the Straight for Equality program in 2007, the mission was'if you'll excuse our nearly inexcusable pun-pretty straightforward. We wanted to create a resource and community for people who are not lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+) to better understand why their voices are critical to achieving equality for all, and provide them with the information and tools to effectively raise their voices.
For many allies, personally knowing someone who is lesbian, gay, and bisexual people, familiarity with the issues that they face, and knowing what they can do to demonstrate their support is increasingly common. And yet, when we discuss inclusion of our transgender friends and family, there is less certainty.
For some, continuing the ally journey to become an educated, out, and proud trans ally takes specific resources and support...and this is a great place to start.
Welcome to the newest step in the ally journey: becoming a trans ally.
Launched in 2015, the newest module in the Straight for Equality program aims to provide allies with key learning tools, like the guide to being a trans ally, recommended resources and organizations doing trans inclusion work, and educational opportunities through the Straight for Equality in the Workplace program..
Allies have been changing the world and expanding inclusion in phenomenal ways. So whether you're an ally looking to expand your efforts or you identify as someone from the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community and you want to send the message that equality means equality for everyone, we're thrilled that you're here.