This is a resource page for anyone seeking to learn about LGBTQ+ issues and for those who seek to better educate themselves regarding these issues in order to be better Allies for the LGBTQ+ community.
What does it mean to be an Ally?
An Ally is a person of one social identity group who stands up in support of members of another group; often times these are marginalized groups that are being discriminated against or are being treated in an unjust way.
Why are Allies important?
Allies of any marginalized group have the opportunity to lend their support and increase visibility for these groups—in this case, the LGBTQ+ communities. Being an Ally can be difficult and can require a fair amount of education on the part of the Ally. Never be afraid to ask open and honest questions, and never hesitate to speak up if you identify as an Ally.
- American Psychological Association: Understanding sexual orientation & gender identity
- PFLAG: Welcoming Our Trans Family & Friends
- Straight for Equality
- HRC: Coming Out as a Straight Supporter
- GLAAD: Be an Ally & a Friend
- GSA Network: Straight Allies
- Straight but not Narrow
Links to resources and websites are provided as a service to our students, and do not constitute an endorsement of their organizations or programs. ETSU is not responsible for the content of the individual web pages found at these links.
NOTE: If you discover a problem with one one of the links on this page, please contact the Pride Center at 423 439 8408