If you’re looking for a place where you can start your ally of faith journey, these publications from Straight for Equality and PFLAG National are a great place to start. Whether you need to understand what being an ally means or if you’re already an ally looking for ways to engage others in the discussion, there’s something for you.
Click on the link next to each publication or resource name to download the publications as a PDF for free! Many items are also available in print through the PFLAG National Bookstore. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
be not afraid -- help is on the way! straight for equality in faith communities (PDF)
No matter where your faith community falls on GLBT people and/or issues Straight for Equality is here to help. Learn how to address your own discomfort when it comes to GLBT issues in the context of your religious beliefs, how you can become a straight ally, and small but important steps you can take to express your support for the gay community. (Also available at the PFLAG National Bookstore!)
Want to Be a Straight Ally? Have Faith! A Program for PFLAG Chapters (PDF)
Looking for a way to talk about being a straight ally with your faith community? This PFLAG chapter program will provide you with a step-by-step guide to how to create a powerful program that your chapter can host in a faith community where you live. Using personal stories and great resources, this is an effective way to reframe who allies of faith are, how they come to be allies, and what they can do to be supportive.
Faith in Our Families (PDF)
Discovering that a loved one is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender can pose new questions about your faith and may prompt you to re-evaluate beliefs that you previously took for granted. By using personal experiences, this publication provides examples for reconciling your faith with the knowledge that a loved one is gay. This also includes an updated list of gay and lesbian religious and spiritual groups to watch out for. (Also available at the PFLAG National Bookstore!)
A PFLAG Field Guide: Chapter Structure, Program, and Activity Ideas for Outreach to Faith Communities (PDF)
Finding the best ways to serve people of faith can be challenging. However, by keeping a few things in mind, PFLAG chapters can continue to be a welcoming place for all. Reevaluating chapter policies and support groups, expanding chapter programming, and building more coalitions can help make your chapter a powerful resource for people of faith. (This publication is primarily for PFLAG chapter members, but offers some great strategies for organizers.)
10 Things You Can Do to Be a Straight Ally in your Faith Community (PDF)
Learn 10 simple things that you can do to come out, speak up, and join as a straight ally in your faith community.
the guide to being a straight ally (2012 Edition) (PDF)
This guide will help you understand how straight allies fit in the effort to achieve equality for all. Learn more about what it means to be a straight ally and get some great tips and tools to being more supportive of your GLBT, friends, family, and colleagues. (Also available at the PFLAG National Bookstore!)