LGBT 101 & Ally Resources

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LGBT 101 & Ally Resources

LGBT 101


List of LGBTQ Terminology:
Each of these definitions has been carefully researched and closely analyzed from theoretical and practical perspectives for cultural sensitivity, common usage, and general appropriateness. We have done our best to represent the most popular uses of the terms listed; however there may be some variation in definitions depending on location.

GLAAD Media Reference Guide - Transgender Glossary of Terms:
This page is part of GLAAD's Media Reference Guide, a guide for journalists. This list is not by any means exhaustive or universal.

A website that defines what the term "neutrois" means and which identities fall underneath.


Coming Out on Campus:
A brochure on tips and resources for coming out.

American Psychological Association:
Answers to Your Questions About Transgender Individuals and Gender Identity

Answers to Your Questions About Individuals With Intersex Conditions

Answers to Your Questions For A Better Understanding of Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality


Advocates For Youth:
Research shows that homophobia and heterosexism greatly contribute to GLBTQ youth's high rates of attempted and completed suicide, violence victimization, substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, and HIV-associated risky behaviors.

The Impact of Homophobia and Racism on LGBTQ Youth of Color

Ally Resources

Education and Information

Guide to Being a Straight Ally:
The LGBT community cannot achieve equality without support from smart, energic, compassionate, and dedicated straight allies...people just like you. We know that there are lots of barriers that may keep people from getting involved, and that's why we're here. This booklet is the first to getting past them.

HRC's An Ally's Guide to Issues Facing LGBT Americans:
This is a primer for allies that introduces the major areas in which LGBT Americans face challenges in fully participating in life and provides a summary of what advocates are doing to work for change.

Advocacy Organizations

GSA: Gay-Straight Alliance Network:
Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a national youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAa) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development and training.

Human Rights Campaign:
Allies/Safe Zone Program

PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends and straight allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and societal acceptance of LGBT people through its threefold mission of support, education and advocacy.

Straight For Equality:
PFLAG's newest project aims to reach out to people who don't have a close family connection to the issue of LGBT equality, but who want to help. For them, Straight For Equality will be an invitation to our movement and a chance to get the tools they need to become supportive.


Atticus Circle:
Atticus Circle educates and mobilizes straight people to advance equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) partners, parents, and their children.


Athlete Ally:
Athlete Ally is a nonprofit organization focused on ending homophobia and transphobia in sports by educating allies in the athletic community and empowering them to take a stand. Athlete Ally also provides public awareness campaigns, educational programming, and tools and resources to foster inclusive sports communities.

Campus Pride:
Campus Pride represents the leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to creat a safer college environment for LGBT students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network 'for' and 'by' student leaders.

Consortium of Higher Education:
The combined vision and mission of the Consortium is to achieve higher education environments in which lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect.

GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network:
At GLSEN, we want every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow.

LGBTQ Artitect:
Welcome to LGBTQArtitect. This website will guide you through documentation for campus administrators working with LGBTQ populations. Use these documents to construct a program for yourself.


The UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center envisions lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and same-gender-loving people and our allies as fully included and affirmed in every aspect of the UCLA community where justice, equality and respect for all prevail.

Mission Statement:

The UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center is the crossroads of the LGBTQ community at UCLA, providing a comprehensive range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development. We foster unity, wellness, and an open, safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender, queer, asexual, questioning, and same-gender-loving students, faculty, staff, alumni, their families, and the entire campus community.