Being a Better Ally to LGBT Youth

 

For this year's Ally Week, our campaign is focusing on the idea that everyone- no matter how they identify in terms of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, etc. can become a better ally to someone else. All members of a school community who consider themselves allies can become even better allies for LGBT students by deepening their understanding about what it is like to be an LGBT-identified student in school today. We hope the activities below shift the national conversation on allyship from becoming allies to taking the next step in learning how to be a vocal and active member of the social justice movement of this generation!

 

“Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.” 

- Martin Luther King, Jr.  (1929-1968)

TAKE ACTION!

Actions in a minute: 

Actions for an hour:

  • For one hour, pay attention to how often you hear anti-LGBT bias language in your life, empathy is often the driver of change.
  • Watch GLSEN Greater Cincinnati’s Stories Project Video to understand why students need allies in schools (featured to the right). 
  • Print out our “I am an Ally” selfie resource and post it on the GLSEN Facebook page.

Actions for an afternoon:

   
CLICK BELOW TO LEARN HOW TO A BETTER ALLY TO
TRANS & GENDER
NONCONFORMING YOUTH
  LGBT YOUTH 
OF COLOR
  YOUTH WITH 
DIFFERENT ABILITIES

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