Allies wanted - this
article poses a string of provocative situations and in each case asks,
"What would a queer ally do?" They would be GREAT discussion
starters in a class or a Gay-Straight Alliance meeting.
"Be An Ally, Be A Friend" resource guide
from GLAAD, the Gay, Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. It includes
sections on: 10 Ways to be an Ally & a Friend; Is your child gay?; Teen &
student allies; Stop anti-gay violence & bullies; Images in the media; When
your mom or dad is gay; The workplace & LGBT issues; Equal rights, not
special rights; Faith issues; Straight spouses; Concerns about HIV/AIDS;
Additional Online Resources; Books.
Be an Ally to Gays & Lesbians - provides
specific suggestions for supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered
people; discusses comfort levels, assumptions and stereotypes; offers a plan
for backing GLBT people. Brochure number 061; 32 cents
each for 50 brochures; single copy as free sample.
- this page on
the GSA Network's site (1) addresses some of the reasons GSA's are
disproportionately white and (2) proposes strategies for addressing some of
those reasons and building diverse, anti-racist organizations!!
Guide to Being a Straight Ally
- the first official
Straight for Equality publication from
PFLAG, intended for allies of all levels. Not sure how to speak up for your
gay friends…or if you even should? Ready to speak up, but not certain if
you’ve got the right vocabulary? Looking for a way to voice your opinion
without sounding like the office downer? This is your book. Find out what it
means to be a straight ally, read real-life comments from other allies who
talk about their experiences, and get five solid ways to get started in coming
out as an ally, speaking up more often, and joining in the effort to achieve
equality for all. $2.50 each (PFLAG members receive a 50% discount.)
How to be an Ally
- goal:to raise awareness about the
effects of high school homophobia and give teens the tools they need to
become LGBT allies. Approximate total time for this activity: 40–60 minutes.
from Teenwire - Planned Parenthood® Federation of America.
Stand Up! - Don't Stand for Homophobic Bullying:
an Irish anti homophobic bullying advertisement created as part of
BeLonG To Youth Services
annual Stand Up! LGBT Awareness Weeks. The campaign promotes friendship amongst
young people as a way to combat homophobic bullying. Written & Directed by Anna
Rodgers & Aoife Kelleher, Produced by Zlata Filipovic. Crossing the Line Films
for BeLonG To Youth Services. For more information on the campaign please see:
Straight for Equality -
the country, thousands of allies – straight individuals who don’t
necessarily have a family member who is gay, lesbian, bisexual or
transgender (GLBT) – are seeing big changes in the way that their GLBT
friends and colleagues are treated. While many of these changes are good,
there’s still a long way to go before equality is reached. The problem is
that many of these allies want to help, but just don’t know how, or if
they’re needed, or, for that matter, where to start.
written for straight people
walks you through the emotional spectrum that people
typically feel after someone comes out to them, outlines
myths and facts about GLBT people, and gives easy ways for
straight people to learn more and demonstrate their support
for GLBT Americans.