Getting more familiar with what new straight allies need to become advocates for equality is easy. Let us know if you’d like to host one of these trainings at your next state or regional conference or if you’re interested in finding out more about taking a class via PFLAG Academy Online.
How to Be an Ally: Learn what it means to be a straight ally, some simple ways to show support for the LGBT community, and how to create opportunities for people to get involved. Participants don’t need to be an activist, have a LGBT friend, vote a certain way, or even describe themselves as a straight ally to attend this web-based training that can be hosted by PFLAG Chapters to reach out to their community.
I'm Not LGBT...Not That There's Anything Wrong with That. Advanced Ally Skills: Find out how to effectively communicate why you’re an ally (beyond having an LGBT child), why saying it matters, and learn how to help others do the same. Learn how to turn awkward experiences into teaching moments that promote equality and boost inclusion.
The Care and Feeding of Straight Allies: Creating Effective Programs for PFLAG Chapters: Learn more about the background of the Straight for Equality Project, the research about straight allies that inspired its creation, and concrete ways to implement this project in your community. Help chapter members redefine what is means to be an ally and understand the ways that may change community outreach efforts.
You’re Invited - Engaging New Allies in Your Community: Find out ways to encourage people in your community to learn more about being a straight ally. Learn how to develop, plan, and organize chapter activities designed to engage new allies. Learn more about when and where to advertise your event and a few ways to think outside of the box to reach new audiences.
be not afraid - Straight for Equality in Faith Communities: Find out ways to encourage people of faith to learn more about being a straight ally while remaining true to their beliefs. Learn how to create a diverse panel to do an effective presentation with faith groups that range from open and affirming to resistant in your community.
Finding a Cure for LGBT Healthcare Disparities - Straight for Equality in Healthcare for PFLAG Chapters: Find out ways to encourage people in the healthcare field to learn more about being a straight ally. Learn how to develop, plan, and organize chapter activities designed to engage new allies in healthcare. Each of these activities can help your chapter to gain visibility in the community, expand your coalition, and become a trusted resource for information about LGBT issues.