Never again ask the question "what can allies do to show our support?"
Below are a gaggle of activities allies can do to create a more LGBT-inclusive culture at work or school. They're organized by the goal of the activity (to help get allies more informed, visible and vocal, or active) and how much energy you have (for basic, intermediate, and expert ninja allies).
Roll over each activity for a brief description, and contact us for more details, step-by-step guides, or to schedule a facilitated activity workshop.
|Activity||Informed||Visible & Vocal||Active|
|Basic activities||Roundtable discussions||Swag campaign||Formal program launch|
|'5 easy things you can do today' campaign||'3 things you may not know about me' campaign||30 days campaign|
|Burning questions||'I'm an ally because...' campaign|
|'Start a conversation' campaign|
|Member sign-up drive|
|Intermediate activities||LGBT 101 Ally Training||Ally pledges||Ally networking event|
|Self-education resources||LGBT storytelling||Ally professional development event|
|Ally newsletter||Ally storytelling||Ally speaker event|
|Expert ninja activities||LGBT 201 Ally Trainings|
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|It Gets Better video||Volunteer events with LGBT organizations|
[Click for How-to topics]
|External visibility campaign||Ally mentoring|
|Article club||Ally awards||Ally participation in Pride & National Coming Out Day planning|
|Movie & TV show screenings||Get out the vote campaign|
➜ Want more? We have step-by-step guides to help execute many of these activities, and are building more every day. Contact us for more info and access to the guides.
➜ Starting an ally program? We also have recommendations for building the infrastructure for a sustainable and effective ally program, beyond just the activities. Join us to get all the info, plus access to quarterly calls and connections to the broader ally community!