Tools for Being an LGBTQ+ "Accomplice"

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."--Harvey Fierstein

Ally-specific resources

The Better Allies email list shares 5 weekly actions to create a more inclusive workplace

Human Rights Campaign’s An Ally’s Guide to Issues Facing the LGBTQ Community

PFLAG’s We Are All Allies offers some quick starting points for all allies

Coming Out as a Supporter: This guide on what to do when a person comes out to you also dispels some common myths about LGBTQ people and outlines simple ways to show support.

The Guide to Being a Straight Ally: Learn more about what it means to be a straight ally and get some great tips and tools to being more supportive of your LGBTQ, friends, family, and colleagues.

Videos to watch

LGBTQ| How You See Me (3:34)

5 Tips For Being An Ally (3:31)

Top 10 Important LGBTQ Moments in US History | MsMojo (10:32)

Can You Choose Your Pronoun? | Franchesca Ramsey and Patti Harrison (6:38)

True or False: LGBTQ Edition | Buzzfeed (5:09)

Trans-specific resources

GLAAD's Tips for Allies of Transgender People

Trans Ally: Dos and Don’ts

Action Tips for Allies of Trans People

Trans Ally Resources

them’s Trans Voices series on YouTube

Books to read

We Are Everywhere by Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Fairest by Meredith Talusan

Boy Erased by Garrard Conley

Stonewall by Martin Duberman

List: Essential Reading on the LGBTQ Journey | Hachette Book Group

Lists by the organization Straight for Equality has 3 reading lists for different journeys into allyship:

The new allies reading list

The everyday ally reading list

The super ally reading list

Films and TV series to watch

Black Lightning - CW, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

Brokeback Mountain - Hulu, Netflix, Starz

Boys Don't Cry - Amazon Prime Video, HBO

Daddy and Papa - YouTube, Amazon Prime Video

Difficult People - Hulu

Edge of Seventeen - Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

Euphoria - HBO, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video

A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Arujo Story

In & Out - Amazon Prime Video

The L Word - Showtime on Hulu, Amazon Prime Video

The Matthew Shepard Story - YouTube, Roku Channel

Milk - Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Starz

Normal - Hulu

Pose - Netflix, FX on Hulu

Queer As Folk - Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Showtime

RuPaul's Drag Race - VH1, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

Sex Education - Netflix

The Sum of Us - Amazon Prime Video

Torch Song Trilogy - HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video

Transamerica - Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

Vida - Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Starz

The Wedding Banquet - Amazon Prime Video, Vudu

Work in Progress - Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Showtime

Organizations to follow on social media

Family Equality Council: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube

h_e_r_s_t_o_r_y: Instagram

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Educators Network (GLSEN): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube

Human Rights Campaign (HRC): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Lesbian Herstory Archives: Instagram

LGBT History: Instagram

The LGBT National Help Center: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube

Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

More LGBTQ resources to check out

Answers to Your Questions About Transgender Individuals and Gender Identity

Breaking Binaries Worksheet

HRC Corporate Equality Index