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Straight for Equality Materials

 

Below is an alphabetical list of all Straight for Equality and PFLAG-created resources on this site. To better understand how these resources can be used, check out the module pages.

10 Things You Can Do to Be a Straight Ally (PDF)
Learn 10 simple things that you can do to come out, speak up, and join in as a straight ally.

10 Things You Can Do to Be a Straight Ally in Healthcare (PDF)
Get 10 simple things that you can do to come out, speak up, and join as a straight ally as a healthcare provider.

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.

2014 Straight for Equality in the Workplace Training Catalog (PDF)
This brochure highlights the diverse training opportunities available through the Straight for Equality Project. From basic trainings that make the case for diversity and inclusion to issue specific trainings that promote awareness about bullying in schools we definitely have what’s right for you! (Contact us if you’d like a copy mailed to you.)

About Straight for Equality (PDF)
This one-page overview details a brief history of the Straight for Equality project and outlines our core principles when it comes to straight allies. It also highlights a few of our accomplishments (so far)!

As a trans ally I will... (PDF)
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 strated.

be not afraid, help is on the way! straight for equality in faith communities (PDF)
No matter where your faith community falls on LGBT people and/or issues Straight for Equality is here to help. Learn how to address your own discomfort when it comes to LGBT 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!)

Breaking Binaries Worksheet (PDF)
Use this worksheet to understand how you personally understand your assigned birth sex, gender expression, gender identitiy, and sexual orientation. You can use this tool as a conversation starter about non-binary identities

Buzz: Creating, Changing It, Managing It Overview (PDF)
This one page overview details the “Buzz: Creating It, Changing It, Managing It” training. Learn how to achieve a great buzz about your work and your brand. This training will help individuals identify what their buzz is, how to make it better, and the role it plays in personal, ERG, and organizational success.

Claim Your Rights (PDF)
This one page overview details the Claim Your Rights project developed by PFLAG in collaboration with GLSEN. It has basic information about filing a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Education Department to report instances of bullying and harassment in public schools that receive federal funding.

Cultivating Respect Overview (PDF)
This one page overview details the Cultivating Respect Training. This training directly addresses the issues bullying and harassment in schools. Learn more about these issues and how they are so closely related to attitudes about LGBT people in the workplace.  Also learn simple, accessible, and effective strategies that anyone can use with their kids, friends, teachers, and school personnel to end bullying in schools.

Cultivating Respect: Top 10 Ways to Make Schools Safer for All Students 
This PFLAG publication is used in the Cultivating Respect Training and will help participants understand the problems that bullying and harassment can cause in the lives of LGBT people. It also includes some of the ways to encourage strong anti-bullying and harassment policies in schools as well as useful tips that can be used with kids, friends, teachers, and school personnel to end bullying in schools. (Exclusively available at the PFLAG National Bookstore!)

Equality Literacy 101 (Glossary) (PDF)
Sometimes not speaking up has more to do with not knowing the right words than anything else. This short list of terms should help you learn more and feel more comfortable talking about equality.

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!)

Have Faith: Navigating LGBTA and Religion Issues in the Workplace Overview (PDF)
There are few topics that cause as much stress as putting LGBT equality and religion in the same discussion. The conflict – both real and perceived – between diversity and inclusion efforts aimed at LGBT equality and people’s religious beliefs remains a hotbed of debate. Find out how to move this debate back to a conversation, identify ways to find common ground between LGBTAs and people of faith at work, get resources to help in the effort, and even find ways to use common ground as a starting point for workplace programs that promote inclusion for LGBTAs and people of faith together. 

I’m a Straight Ally Because… Postcard (PDF)
Use these postcards as a part of an event to amplify the reasons people identify as straight allies. The card is a perfect for events, and is a great way to get a conversation started. The reverse side provides instant resources to pass along.

I Need a Straight Ally Because… Postcard (PDF)
Created for LGBTs, these cards help communicate why a person needs a straight ally. Great for events and for getting conversations started. The reverse side provides you with some instant resources to pass along.

It's Not About Counting Heads: Building Truly Inclusive ERGs (PDF) 
Culturally inclusive ERGs are able to better serve organizations, provide support to less visible populations and create partnerships that yield great educational opportunities, dispel stereotypes, and develop inclusive workplace climate. Learn why inclusion of communities of color is to important to ERG work, the role of LGBTs as allies to people of color, understand inclusion vs. diversity, brainstorm to create new projects, and start boosting inclusion in your ERG. 

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.

read this before you put your metatarsals between your mandible and maxilla: straight for equality in healthcare (PDF)
This guide helps healthcare professionals understand how they too can help move equality forward. By being more inclusive in their language and learning more about the unique challenges that LGBT people face doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals can change – or save – lives. (Also available at the PFLAG National Bookstore!)

Sharing Your Story Overview (PDF)
This one page overview details the “(Effectively) Sharing Your Story to Create Change at Work” training. The training leads participants to articulate their personal stories and understand the power that story can have. It also helps to articulate why telling our stories about diversity and inclusion is critical.

Statewide Employment Laws (PDF)
Get information on what the laws are in your state when it comes to LGBT employment protections.

Straight for Equality: A PFLAG Field Guide (PDF)
This step-by-step field guide has three great ideas for using the Straight for Equality project with your chapter. Learn how to share information about this new project, energize your speakers bureau, and engage new coalition partners. (Also available at the PFLAG National Bookstore!)

Straight for Equality Brochure
This brochure provides a brief summary of the Straight for Equality Project and information about how to contact the Straight for Equality team. Learn how to come out, speak up, and join in as a straight ally! This is an effective, low-cost way to offer information to your community about the project. (Exclusively available at the PFLAG National Bookstore!)

Straight for Equality in Healthcare: A PFLAG Chapter Field Guide (PDF)
This step-by-step field guide has five great ideas for using the Straight for Equality in Healthcare project with your chapter. Learn how to spread the word about this new project with a guide drop-off day, expand your chapter’s network of coalition partners, volunteer as a chapter, table at a healthcare related event, and energize your speakers bureau. (Also available at the PFLAG National Bookstore!)

Straight for Equality in Healthcare Postcard
This postcard is a great way to share information about Straight for Equality in Healthcare. Includes information that details what we’re about and how to contact the Straight for Equality Team. (Exclusively available at the PFLAG National Bookstore!)

Straight for Equality in the Workplace 101 Overview (PDF)
This one-page overview details the 90-minute “Straight for Equality in the Workplace” training program. This training highlights some of the reasons why straight allies need to be engaged in an accessible and non-confrontational way.

Straight for Equality in the Workplace 201 Overview (I’m Not LGBT…Not That There’s Anything Wrong with That) (PDF)
This one-page overview details the Advanced Straight for Equality in the Workplace training program titled “I’m Not LGBT...Not That There is Anything Wrong With That.” This training will help allies effectively communicate why they’re and ally and articulate the business case equality.

Straight for Equality in the Workplace Intensive Overview (PDF)
This one-page overview details the three-hour Straight for Equality in the Workplace Intensive training program. This training focuses specifically on high-level management and will help them understand the challenges of culture chance and provides tools to become effective leaders in this effort. 

Straight for Equality in the Workplace: Becoming a Trans Ally Overview (PDF)
This session will help participants focus on understanding more about transgender people and how they can become better allies to the trans community. The session educates participants on what transgender is (and isn’t), builds skills around discussing topics related to the trans community, offers important statistics on what transpeople face, and offers best practices on how to be a vocal trans ally and opportunities to try new skills on real-world scenarios.

Straight for Equality Postcard
This postcard is a great way to share information about Straight for Equality, with details of what we’re about and how to contact the Straight for Equality Team. (Exclusively available at the PFLAG National Bookstore!)

The Care and Feeding of Straight Allies 101 Overview (PDF)
This one page overview details the “Care and Feeding of Straight Allies: What LGBTS Need to Know to Effectively Engage New Straight Allies” training. This training will help Employee Resource Groups understand common challenges in attracting, educating, and engaging new allies and some simple ways to overcome such challenges.

The Care and Feeding of Straight Allies 201 Overview (PDF)
This one page overview details “The ADVANCED Care & Feeding of Straight Allies At Work: Pushing the Envelope to Forge New Ground” training. This training will ask ERG’s to question the way we define “ally” in the workplace, examine how that definition can impact outreach and engagement, and provide some simple ways to transform allies into engaged advocates.

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 LGBT, friends, family, and colleagues. (Also available at the PFLAG National Bookstore!)

the guide to being a trans ally (PDF)
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.

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.

Welcoming Our Trans Family and Friends (PDF)
Welcoming Our Trans Family and Friends is a resource for parents and friends of transgender and gender nonconforming adults and youth. This guide will help answer some of your questions and concerns. This publication provides information, resources and strategies on creating a safe space for transgender and gender non-conforming family and friends, as well as addressing your own feelings.

You’re Invited: A PFLAG Guide to Engaging New Allies (PDF)
This step-by-step field guide has six great ideas for using the Straight for Equality project in your community Learn how to use Straight for Equality to table at a non-LGBT event, organize a day of service, host a movie night, start a book club, plan a trip to the theater, or host a party! The guide even includes a chapter on how to promote your events and stay in contact with participants.

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