straight for equality
straight for equality in healthcare materials

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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 LGBTQ 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 in as a an ally to people who are LGBTQ and 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 an Ally Because… Postcard
Use these postcards as a part of an event to amplify the reasons people identify as 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 an Ally Because… Postcard
Created for people who are LGBTQ, 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!)
As a trans ally I will... postcard
Use these postcards as part of an event to show people how to be better trans allies. The card can also be used as a part of a social media campaign and is a great way to get a conversation strated. (Also available at the PFLAG National Bookstore!)