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 email@example.com and we'll talk more!
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? (mypronouns.org).
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)
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).
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)
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)