Are You A True Ally To the LGBT Community? This Scale Can Help You Find Out
New research led by Jacqueline Chen of the University of Utah helps separate the true LGBT+ allies from the posers.
By Jourdan Travers, LCSW | June 4, 2023
A new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology attempts to quantify a thorny issue: what it means to be a true ally to the LGBT community.
The researchers, led by Jacqueline Chen of the University of Utah, designed an 11-question scale to measure different facets of the LGBT experience — facets that LGBT-affiliated individuals view as important when judging people's understanding and support of their cause.
Do you view yourself as an LGBT ally? Take this test to find out. Please follow all of the steps to receive your results.
Step 1: Rate the following statements based on how much you feel they reflect your thoughts and actions on a scale of never true to always true.
References: Chen, J. M., Joel, S., & Castro Lingl, D. (2023). Antecedents and consequences of LGBT individuals’ perceptions of straight allyship. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.