Maybe you always suspected. Maybe it’s a total surprise. But no matter what, the moment a friend, loved one or acquaintance makes the decision to come out and tell you about being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), it is always a unique event.
Whatever brought you here — you have come to the right place. This resource--created by PFLAG National and the Human Rights Campaign--is intended to be a welcoming guide for straight supporters to build bridges of understanding when someone they know comes out to them. The guide answers initial questions, and shares facts, strategies, and ways to show your support of LGBT equality.
PFLAG National and its Straight for Equality Project, and HRC and its Coming Out Project hope this resource helps you build bridges of understanding with the LGBT people in your life.