straight for equality
frequently asked questions

How is Straight for Equality in the Workplace different than other trainings on LGBT issues I’ve seen?
While a lot of trainings focus on LGBT 101, or take on specific issues that impact the LGBT community, these sessions primarily focus on the remaining challenges to workplace culture when it comes to the inclusion of LGBT people. We also emphasize the role of straight allies, what allies need to do, and how we can educate and empower allies with tools that empower them to be part of transforming workplace culture.

What do I get when I bring a Straight for Equality or PFLAG training to my workplace?
In addition to the presentation of the session itself, you’ll work with a skilled team to ensure that the session is tailored to meet the needs of your organization and that the language used reflects terms you use. We’ll work with you to promote the event to drive attendance (we’ll even do some spiffy ads you can use) and offer best practices for a great training. After the event, we’ll work with you to talk about next steps to build on what the session started. You’ll also receive participant materials for whatever session(s) you select.

What kinds of costs are associated with these trainings?
The pricing of our sessions depends on which session you’d like to host, when, and where. Based on your needs, we’ll be able to offer an estimate of costs. (By the way, did you know that companies that are PFLAG National Partners receive free training services?) Contact us to learn more.

Do you do online training?
Yes. We’re able to offer most sessions through online learning using our webinar system. For more information on which sessions are available online and to find out about availability and pricing, contact us today.

How far in advance should I plan for hosting a workshop in my organization?
The best advice we can offer is this: Plan early. In addition to having a better chance of locking in the date you’d like to secure, the longer you have to promote your event, the better chance that you’ll have good attendance. We have multiple trainers to accommodate requests, but please note that June and October tend to get booked up to six months in advance, so if you’re interested, talk to us.

I’d like to do this, but I need to “sell” my colleagues on the idea. How can you help?
We'd be happy to send more information regarding PFLAG National and the Straight for Equality project to help you make the case to your collegaues. Email info@straightforequality.org to learn more about receiving a packet. It will include copies of the guide to being a straight ally, the 2018 Straight for Equality in the Workplace Training Catalog, and much more! Additionally, if you’re interested in offering a clearer idea of what a training session will sound and look like, we can schedule a mini-training walkthrough for you. Contact us to learn more.