LGBTQ+ Allyship Resources

LGBTQ+ Allyship resources

Anyone, regardless of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, can support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Deepening your understanding of LGBTQ-related issues, including basic terms and concepts, can help you support LGBTQ-identified people. You may have heard of the term “ally” in relation to LGBTQ issues. Allies are some of the most effective and powerful voices of the LGBT movement.  A straight ally can merely be someone who supports and accepts the LGBTQ+ person, or a straight ally can be someone who personally advocates for equal rights and fair treatment. Not only do allies help people in the coming-out process, they also help others understand the importance of equality, fairness, acceptance and mutual respect. These multi-media resources have been curated to both educate and entertain you and to provide you with an understanding of LGBTQ+ experience in society.







Non-Fiction Books

Fiction Books

  • A Bastard Out of Carolina
  • Borderlands/La Frontera
  • Giovanni's Room
  • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
  • The Hours
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post
  • Middlesex
  • For Today I Am A Boy
  • Less
  • The Laramie Project
  • The Normal Heart
  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
  • Like a Love Story
  • Sadness is a White Bird
  • If I Was Your Girl
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day
  • Lies We Tell Ourselves
  • We the Animals
  • The Book of Salt
  • The Color Purple
  • Highly Illogical Behavior
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • What They Always Tell Us
  • Drowning in Fire
  • Red at the Bone
  • Mrs. Dalloway



Resource List Compiled by: Gillian Oakenfull, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing | Faculty Director of Diversity and Inclusion | Farmer School of Business |

Faculty Affiliate | Department of Emerging Technology in Business & Design | Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies | | | @DrGOboldly | @KickglassM CMO Network Contributor | Cultural Leadership in a VUCA World 

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