Ten Things You Can Do to Be an LGBT Ally

  1. Teach your children that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) is simply another way people are made.
  2. Be sure to let LGBT family members know that you love them just as they are.
  3. Read and find out more about what it is really like to be LGBT in our society.
  4. Be open with others about having gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered friends and family. Secrecy breeds shame.
  5. Don’t tell anti-gay jokes.
  6. If you hear someone making an anti-gay comment or joke, let them know you love an LGBT person and you don’t agree or approve.
  7. Encourage open and honest discussion of LGBT issues in your home, workplace, and church.
  8. Write or email your elected officials to protest anti-gay legislation and to support pro-gay or equal rights legislation.
  9. Stand with those who believe that discrimination against anyone is a crime against humanity. Take a stand with PFLAG NYC.
  10. Join PFLAG NYC and support those who are working to end discrimination against LGBT people.