Are you interested in learning more about the transgender community? Our free, online training modules are a good first-step in becoming a better ally. Our modules cover everything from learning the basics of the community to working to improve the quality of life for transgender individuals in your community.

While these training modules are provided online for free, please consider making a small donation to help us keep them available online ›

Basic Training

Our basic training provides a concise overview of the basic information a good ally needs to know, including information on basic transgender terminology, the difference between gender and sex, issues faced by the transgender community, the importance of being an ally, and the basics of community support. This module can be used as an introduction to the other modules or on its own.

Available as: Basic Text, Full Video Training (Coming Soon)

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Module 1: Understanding LGBTQ+ Identity – NOW AVAILABLE

Module 1 provides a concise overview of LGBTQ+ identity, including understanding the difference between gender and sex, gender identity and sexual orientation, gender pronouns, words and terms to avoid, the science behind identity, and myths about the community.

Available as: Basic Text, Full Video Training (Coming Soon)

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Module 2: Decoding Privilege and Biases

COMING SOON

Module 3: Current Issues and Outcomes

Module 3 provides a concise overview of the current issues and developmental outcomes experienced by transgender individuals, including a lack of legal protections, anti-transgender legislation, violence and murder, barriers to healthcare, and barriers in education, housing, and employment.

Available as: Basic Text, Full Video Training (Coming Soon)

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Module 4: Strategic Steps for Righting Wrongs

Module 4 provides a concise overview of the steps allies can take to make their communities safer and more inclusive of transgender individuals, including standing up and speaking out, making allyship an essential component of your life, demanding change in your community, and showing consistent support.

Available as: Basic Text, Full Video Training (Coming Soon)

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Take The Ally Pledge

Make a public commitment to being an ally for the transgender community by downloading, signing, and displaying a pledge to be an ally to the transgender community. The Ally Pledge is self-certifying, and those who sign the pledge make a commitment to upholding the values on the pledge. There is no cost to take the pledge, though we do ask that you complete basic training or all four modules before taking the pledge.

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Online Continuing Education/Ally Certification

Individuals completing 1) Basic Training and the Basic Training Quiz, or  2) Full Training and the Full Training Quiz will receive  a certificate certifying they have completed our Becoming an Ally Basic Training (1 hour) or Becoming an Ally Full Training (4 hours). You will also receive an ally button and sticker to proudly and publicly display your allyship. There is no cost to take either training, though you will have to pay a $25 fee to receive your certificate, button, and sticker.

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