Resource Library

The following resources are starting points for some of the most commonly asked questions regarding LGBTQ+ identity and allyship. This list is not comprehensive, but instead serves as a starting point for being an ally.  Are we missing something? Have more questions? Send us an email at and we'll talk more!


Gender Identity

The following resources cover topics related to various gender identities and related subjects (i.e., transgender, non-binary, two spirit, genderqueer, pronouns, etc...):



What Are Pronouns? (

Gender-Neutral Pronouns 101 (them Magazine).

They/Them Pronouns- How do I remember to use them? (Phoenix Animations on YouTube).

What do you do when someone doesn't use any pronouns? (PFLAG).

A brief history of singular 'they' (OED).

Understanding Gender Identity

A Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth (The Trevor Project).

Understanding the Transgender Community (Human Rights Campaign).

Fact Sheet: Non-Binary Gender Identities (APA Division 44)

Gender Unicorn

Trans 101- The Basics (Minus18 on YouTube).

Two Spirit/Indigenous Resources
Our Pride: Honoring and Recognizing Our Two Spirit Past and Present (ReWire).

What Does "Two-Spirit" Mean? (them Magazine). 

Indigenizing Love: A Toolkit for Native Youth to Build Inclusion (Western States Center).

LGBTQ+ Allyship & Understanding

The following resources are related to the broader LGBTQ+ community to help inform allyship and a better understanding of those in the LGBTQ+ community.


LGBTQ+ Glossary (It Gets Better Project)

Understanding the Intersex Community (HRC)

Guides for Effective Allyship

guide to being a straight ally (PFLAG)

Being an Ally to LGBT People (Youth Engaged 4 Change)


How to Support Bisexual Youth (The Trevor Project)


Supporting Black LGBTQ Youth Mental Health (The Trevor Project)

Welcoming & Affirming (Book; edited by Leigh Finke)


Intersex for Allies (Intersex Human Rights Australia)

Resources for Youth & Young People

Coming Out: A Handbook for LGBTQ Young People (The Trevor Project)

Queerfully & Wonderfully Made (Book; by Leigh Finke)

Black & LGBTQ: Approaching Intersectional Conversations (The Trevor Project)