straight for equality
straight for equality in healthcare materials

Click on the link next to each publication or resource name to download the publications as a PDF for free! Many items are also available in print through the PFLAG Bookstore. If you have any questions please email publications@pflag.org.

read this before you put your metatarsals between your mandible and maxilla: Straight for Equality in Healthcare
This guide helps healthcare professionals understand how they too can help move equality forward. By being more inclusive in their language and learning more about the unique challenges that LGBT people face doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals can change – or save – lives. (Also available at the
PFLAG National Bookstore!)

10 Things You Can Do to Be a Straight Ally in Healthcare
Get 10 simple things that you can do to come out, speak up, and join as a straight ally as a healthcare provider.

Sample Intake Form
Use this intake form as a starting point for redesigning the questionnaire you use with patients and clients to be inclusive and signal support.

Sample Nondiscrimination Policy
This policy will provide you with core language for creating an inclusive nondiscrimination policy/statement for your practice.

Equality Literacy 101
Sometimes not speaking up has more to do with not knowing the right words than anything else. This short list of terms should help you learn more and feel more comfortable talking about equality.

I’m a Straight Ally Because… Postcard
Use these postcards as a part of an event to amplify the reasons people identify as straight allies. The card is a perfect for events, and is a great way to get a conversation started. The reverse side provides instant resources to pass along. (Also available at the PFLAG National Bookstore!)

I Need a Straight Ally Because… Postcard
Created for LGBTs, these cards help communicate why a person needs a straight ally. Great for events and for getting conversations started. The reverse side provides you with some instant resources to pass along. (Also available at the PFLAG National Bookstore!)

Straight for Equality in Healthcare Postcard
This postcard is a great way to share information about Straight for Equality in Healthcare and, in your practice, serve as a visible symbol of inclusion and support. Includes information that details what we’re about and how to contact the Straight for Equality Team. (Exclusively available at the PFLAG National Bookstore!)