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Introduction & Materials

Planning the Program

  • Program Agenda - sample agenda for a three hour program includes format, sequence of presentations and segment options.
    Format is in PDF online; Powerpoint version is also available.  Email us at [email protected]
  • PowerPoint Slides - Ally Toolkit slides with talking points to use in programming and discussion. Contact us for the customizable PowerPoint version.

Program Materials

Handouts and Articles to use as background information for the Toolkit:

Written Scenarios and Discussion Guide

A Library of Written Scenarios for large or small group discussion with presenters:

Scenario 1 - Workplace Discrimination

Scenario 2 - The Coming Out Process

Scenario 3 - Job Satisfaction

Scenario 4 - Job Performance

Scenario 5 - Family Issues

Scenario 6 - Gender Stereotypes and Physical Appearance

Scenario 7 - Harassment


The following ally webinars  can be viewed here

  1. Allyship to Trans People in the Legal Profession,
  2. Combatting LGBT Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession 


The ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity's How to Be an Ally Toolkit was made possible through the generosity of AT&T.
If you find these resources useful, please consider making a donation to SOGI  through the ABA Fund for Justice and Education.

Additional Resources:


  • Burleson, William E., Bi America: Myths, Truths, and Struggles of an Invisible Community (2005)
  • Danielson, Marivel T., Homecoming Queers: Desire and Difference in Chicana Latina Cultural Production (2009)
  • Howard, Sheena C., Black Queer Identity Matrix: Towards and Integrated Queer of Color Framework (2014)
  • Leong, Russell, Ed., Asian American Sexualities: Dimensions of the gay & lesbian experience (1996)
  • Ochs, Robyn & Rowley, Sarah E., Eds., Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals around the World, 2d. Ed (2009)
  • Rifkin, Mark, When did Indians become Straight?: Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty (2011)
  • San Filippo, Maria, The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television (2013)
  • Weinberg, Martin S. et al, Dual Attractions: Understanding Bisexuality (1994)

HR Resources

Another helpful resource always being updated:

Comments, Suggestions or Questions?
Please contact Skip Harsch (312.988.5137)

We would love to hear about your experiences using the Toolkit.