10 Ways to be an LGBTQ+ Ally

  1. Teach your children that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ+) is simply another way people are made.
  1. Be sure to let LGBTQ+ family members know that you love them just as they are.
  1. Read and find out more about what it is really like to be LGBTQ+.
  1. Be open with others about having LGBTQ+ friends and family.
  1. Don’t tell disparaging jokes about gay or trans people.
  1. If you hear someone making a derogatory comment or joke, let them know you love an LGBTQ+ person and you don’t appreciate the way they’re talking.
  1. Encourage open and honest discussion of LGBTQ+ issues in your home, workplace, and church.
  1. Write or email elected officials to protest anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and to support full equality for all.
  1. Stand with those who believe that discrimination against anyone is unacceptable. Take a stand with PFLAG NYC.
  1. Support PFLAG NYC and help us make a better future for all LGBTQ+ young people.