OUTstanding Resources

LGBTQ+ Resources


The Gender Unicorn

The fabulous TSER graphic that explains the concepts of identity, expression, sex & attraction.


A glossary of terms for clear and empowered communication.

How to be an LGBTQ+ Ally

15 simple and practical tips about how to be an ally.

5 Tips! How-to and How-not to

5 tips to help you not get flustered or feel awkward when talking about and to LGBTQ+ people.

Pride Flags for Social Media

Lead the way! Show that you are an ally by displaying these free downloads on your social media profiles. Tag @drawntoastory I’d love to see you using them!

The Progress Pride Flag
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LGBTQ ally


Great books for helping you talk to children and family members about LGBTQ+ subjects

Younger children

Introducing Teddy
Jessica Walton &
Dougal MacPherson

A story about gender and being yourself
My Shadow is Pink
Scott Stuart

A rhyming story about gender identity and self acceptance
I am Jazz
Jessica Herthel &
Jazz Jennings

A story about a transgender child, based on real experiences of the author


Queerly Autistic: The Ultimate Guide in LGBTQIA+ Teens on the Spectrum
Erin Ekins

An inspiring guide to help teens navigate coming out, exploring identity, well-being and so much more.
Queer: The Ultimate Guide for Teens

Kathy Belge & Marke Bieschke

Everything teens need to know about being LGBTQ+ from coming out to standing up for their rights.
The Boy from the Mish
Gary Lonesborough

A heart-warming queer Indigenous novel, set in a rural Australia. Jackson, a 17 yr old finds the courage to explore who he is, even if it scares him.


Queer: A Graphic History
Meg-John Barker &
Jules Scheele

A graphic book about queer theory. Educational & academic in style.
Gender: A Graphic Guide
Meg-John Barker &
Jules Scheele

An accessible guide for anyone wanting to learn more about gender in all its forms.
The Pink Line: The World’s Queer Frontiers
Mark Gevisser

One of TIME’s 100 must-read books of 2020, this book weaves together the personal stories of LGBTQ+ people and their fight for rights around the world.

People to follow on social media

Drawn to a Story – illustrating and educating about marginalised experiences.

500 Queer Scientists – A visibility campaign for LGBTQ+ people and their allies working in STEM and STEM-supporting jobs. Tons of role models for the next STEM generation and the current one!

Lynn Conway – The pioneer of microchip design and manufacture. An inspiring trans woman with lots of information about her work, her story, and resources on gender and being transgender.

Alok – Writer, speaker, poet, comedian who challenges the gender binary

Rain Dove – Model and activist about gender.

Chris Mosier – Trans athlete and activist.

The PRIDE Collection: Gifts & Products

Available in Store

LGBTQ sticker
‘Live life like you are breathing rainbows’ Laptop Sleeve
Pride Flag
Rainbow journal
LGBTQ+ Classroom Activity Postcard
Proud Ally
‘Proud Ally’ coffee mug


Worldwide LGBTQ+ people need your support. In many countries they are abused, killed and persecuted for whom they are. Please donate to charities that fight for LGBTQ+ rights. It’s a great way to be ally.

SCM Medical Missions (donate to their New Life Fund)
Supporting LGBTQ+ refugees to safety in Canada

Stonewall – human rights charity that drives positive change for LGBTQ+ people in public attitudes and public policy (UK)

Rainbow Railroad – help LGBTQI+ people escape state-sponsored violence

The Trevor Project – support for young LGBTQ+ people 24/7 (USA)

MindOUT – mental health service run by and for LGBTQI+ people (UK)

PFLAG – first and largest organization for (LGBTQ+) people, their parents, families, allies (USA)

LGBTQ Foundation – advice, support & info for LGBTQ+ people (USA)

Amnesty International LGBTI Equality – defender of human rights globally

Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER) – youth led resources, information and advocacy