June is long gone, but pride is something to have year round. The fight for equality doesn't end, and as allies, we have to keep in mind how to best do our part. Allies are essential to any human rights movement, as they help bring more voices and momentum to the issue at hand.
Whether you already consider yourself a good ally or know of someone who could use this information, below are eight tips to being a good ally.
Pass them along, and write any more that you may think of in the comments.
- Be aware that being heterosexual and/or cisgender gives you an advantage in this society. In many places you can give affection to your significant other in public without drawing much attention, and you can get married to your significant other and have all the social benefits that accompany this. In 29 states people can still get fired for being gay. Be aware of this privilege, and be sensitive to it.
How about you? Do you have any tips on how someone can be a good ally?
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