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Straight Allies

A Straight Ally is any non-LGBT person that supports LGBT rights. Effective straight allies speak up when they hear homophobic or transphobic remarks, identify and oppose anti-LGBT legislation and systems, and work to educate themselves and others about LGBT issues. A good place to start to become an ally is to read some of the terms and definitions linked below. Parents and family are encouraged to contact their local PFLAG chapter.

PFLAG (Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians And Gays) advances equality and societal acceptance of LGBT people with members made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.

Terms and Definitions