straight for equality
share your story!

We are always on the lookout for new ally stories! Need some guidance? Consider the following questions to help you get started:

  • Do you consider yourself a straight ally in your workplace? How did you “come out” and let your colleagues know that you support inclusion and equality for LGBTQ people?
     
  • What motivated you to learn more about the LGBTQ community in your health-related field? As doctor, nurse, or allied health professional have you ever felt ostracized because you are a vocal and visible ally?
     
  • Was there a turning point that led you to support inclusion and equality for LGBTQ people in your faith community? If so what was it?
     
  • Do you consider yourself to be an ally to people who are trans? Was there a a specific experience that led you to identify as an ally?
     
  • Why did you join your local PFLAG Chapter? What did the chapter do to make you feel welcome as an ally without a LGBTQ child or family member?
     
  • If you could summarize it in one sentence – why are you an ally? Is there a specific person or event that motivated you to learn more and get involved? Have you ever had to defend your position as an ally?

Submit your responses to info@straightforequality.org and please share this request with your friends! If your submission is selected for the publication or web resources, we will contact you if additional information is required.

P.S. Feel like a picture is worth a thousand words? Then download one of our “I’m an ally because…” or "As a trans ally I will..." postcards, fill it out, and send your photo to info@straightforquality.org!