straight for equality
straight for equality: trans allies

When PFLAG National launched the Straight for Equality project in 2007, the mission was—if you’ll excuse our nearly inexcusable pun—pretty straightforward. We wanted to create a resource and community for people who are not lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) to understand why their voices are critical to achieving equality for all, and provide them with the information and tools to effectively raise their voices. In other words, a way to take us straight for equality for all.

Welcome to the newest step in the ally journey: becoming a trans ally.

For many allies, familiarity with lesbian, gay, and bisexual people—and the issues that they face—is increasingly common. And yet, when we discuss inclusion of our transgender friends, that level of familiarity is very different. Continuing your ally journey to become an educated, out, and proud trans ally takes specific resources and support…and this is where you can start.

This newest installment in the Straight for Equality project aims to provide you with key learning tools, like the guide to being a trans ally, opportunities to learn even more through the great resources and organizations doing this work, and a chance to start coming out as a trans ally.

Allies have been changing the world and expanding inclusion in phenomenal ways. So whether you’re a straight ally looking to expand your efforts, or you identify as someone from the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community and you want to send the message that equality means equality for everyone, we’re thrilled that you’re here.

Navigate the information here with the menu to your right, but know that if you need more help or have questions, we’re just an e-mail away. Send us a note at We can’t wait to meet you.