Allies are people of the dominant or majority group who work to end oppression in their private and professional lives through support of, and as an advocate for the oppressed population. Allies are supportive advocates for LGBT+ communities through their activism, involvement or their nature to speak out against oppression and inequality. While allies can be straight or cisgender identified individuals LGBT+ identified individuals can also serve as allies to other oppressed communities within the LGBT+ spectrum.
Allies can help LGBT+ people by actively working to end homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, cissexism, and heterosexism.
If you are an Ally, then please learn how you can get involved on campus and remember that all LGBT+ events on campus are open to everyone!
What is an Ally?
An Ally Represents:
- Visible LGBT support
- A safe zone
- A role model
- Someone who combats homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, cissexism, and heterosexism
- An activist
- A speaker
- An educator
- A friend
- An automatic expert on LGBT+ topics
- A counselor
- A spokesperson for LGBT+ people or other allies