Supporting the LGBTQ+ community and resources for allies

We are continually looking to expand the ways we can show our support for the communities we serve. The following organizations provide resources for members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as some valuable perspectives on inclusivity for allies. We invite you to explore and learn with us.


To Be Welcoming: Welcoming Dialogue on Sexuality Bias – This free class is presented by ASU Online as part of Starbucks Global Academy’s “To Be Welcoming” curriculum. The course identifies biases affecting LGBTQ+ communities and introduces key terms and concepts that help us understand what we mean by sexual identity and gender identity. 

Glossary of Terms
Talking About Pronouns in the Workplace – HRC (Human Rights Campaign)


The Trevor Project’s Coming Out Handbook  – The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ young people under 25. 

Transgender Resource Hub – The National Center for Transgender Equality works to increase societal understanding and acceptance of transgender people in society, and advocates for policies to protect transgender rights.

Be an Ally

Resources for Allies – HRC (Human Rights Campaign) fights for equality under the law for all LGBTQ+ people. Their goal is “to ensure that all LGBTQ people, and particularly those of us who are trans, people of color and HIV+, are treated as full and equal citizens within our movement, across our country and around the world.”

How to be respectful and supportive to non-binary peopleNational Center for Transgender Equality