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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- PowerPoint Slides - Ally Toolkit slides with talking points to use in programming and discussion. Contact us for the customizable PowerPoint version.
Handouts and Articles to use as background information for the Toolkit:
- SOGI LGBT Terminology 101
- Ice Breakers
- GLAAD Ally's Guide to terminology
- Comprehensive LGBTQI terminology
- Vocabulary Quiz - working with the LGBTQ Community
- Do's & Don'ts
- "When it's ok to say Gay"
- "Is It In to Be Out?" - Advice on being out on your resume and interviews.
- SOGI Best Practices Guide
- Gender Pronouns - understanding gender pronouns
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.
- Allyship to Trans People in the Legal Profession,
- Combatting LGBT Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession
SUPPORT THE SOGI COMMISSION
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.
- 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)
- EEO Desk-Side Guide
- EEOC LGBT Field Guidance
- What You Should Know About EEOC and the Enforcement Protections for LGBT Workers
- Title VII Coverage for LGBT Discrimination
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.