Thanks for participating in the Straight for Equality: Becoming a Trans Ally learning session. On this page, you’ll find additional resources to expand your learning — and hopefully help answer any questions that you may have.
- guide to being a trans ally
This guide will help you learn more about what transgender means, develop competency around talking about the issue, become better informed about the challenges that many trans people face, and know specific ways that you can be a strong trans ally.
- As a trans ally I will…
Use these postcards as part of an event to show people how to be better trans allies. The card can also be used as a part of a social media campaign and is a great way to get a conversation started.
10 Things You Can Do to Be Trans Ally
Looking for simple ways to start being amore engaged and active ally? Try using a few of these suggestions to build your ally skills and start creating change.
Breaking Binaries Worksheet
Looking for a way to better understand the differences in how individuals identify across assigned sex, gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation? Try charting yourself on this worksheet.
Pronouns: Beyond the Basics
Adapted from Gender Diversity and Non-Binary Inclusion in the Workplace: The Essential Guide for Employers (2018) by Sarah Gibson & J Fernandez.
Pronouns: Why They Matter
This worksheet includes information on why sharing personal pronouns matters, common gender-neutral pronouns, and examples of when and how various pronouns are used.
Our Trans Loved Ones
Download this free guide from PFLAG to get the basics on what being transgender means, how to talk about it, and how to find the resources that can support you and your family.
- Find a PFLAG Chapter
There are more than 350 PFLAG chapters across the U.S. Find one near you right now.
- Support for Transgender People and Their Families
For decades, PFLAG has been proud to be a resource for transgender and gender non-conforming people, their families, and friends. Find information on how to better support a loved one as they move along their journey, and to help further your own understanding of your loved one’s gender identity or expression.
- The National Center for Transgender Equality
NCTE is a 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
- The Transgender Law Center
The Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. We envision a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity.
- GLAAD Transgender Resources
As media representation of transgender individuals and the issues they face improves, it is important that that we all have an understanding of the facts and common misrepresentations surrounding trans people. GLAAD works to ensure fair coverage and portrayal of people who are transgender in the media.
- The Task Force: Transgender Resources
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force founded in 1973 and incorporated in 1974, works to build the grassroots political power of the LGBT community to win complete equality.
Data and Research:
Download the World Proffessional Association for Transgender Health’s 7th version of their Standards of Care for the health of transexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming people which was released in 2012.
- Injustice at Every Turn
Download the report commissioned by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality in 2011 to identify the issues and challenges faced by transgender and gender nonconforming people in their communities.
- Strong Majorities of Americans Favor Rights and Legal Protections for Transgender People
Check out research conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute in 2011 that found that strong majorities of Americans favor rights and legal protections for transgender and gender nonconforming people and their families.
- Transgender-Inclusive Health Care Coverage and the Corporate Equality Index
Download this document, developed by The Human Rights Campaign, that provides basic information about developing and acquiring transgender-inclusive healthcare coverage to help companies score a 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index in 2012 – the first year such coverage was required.