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 nextgen@mtnskyumc.org 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...):

 

Pronouns

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)

Genderbread Person 4.0 

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.


Terminology

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)