This page provides links to LGBTQ+ resources. If you have resources that you would like to have shared on this page, please contact Dr. Leo Taylor (email@example.com).
Readings and Courses
This self-paced course has been created to help participants learn to support their LGBTQ+ clients by better understanding the ethical obligation that social workers have to advocate for and be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. This course will help increase your knowledge about the LGBTQ+ community and understand how to develop safe spaces for clients who identify as LGBTQ+. It is our hope that you will become a more informed and effective ally to the LGBTQ+ community. The course costs $60 to enroll.
You may have noticed that more and more people are sharing their pronouns in introductions, email signatures, on name tags, and at the beginning of meetings. Sharing pronouns gives everyone the opportunity to self-identify instead of having others assume their identity or which pronouns they use. Including pronouns is a first step toward respecting a person’s identity and creating a more welcoming space for folks of all gender identities. Some examples include “she/her” or “he/him” or gender-neutral pronouns, such as “they/them” or “ze/hir,” [pronounced: zee/heer]. This pronoun guide from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) will help you to learn how to create a more welcoming space for gender nonconforming and transgender students, faculty, staff, and community members.
This excellent resource, published by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, provides an extensive list of “do’s” and “don’ts” for anyone striving to be an ally to LGBTQ+ people.
Pronouns: What They Are and Why They Matter