Three Ways to Show Your Support During Ally Week
October 23, 2013
Ally Week is an entire week dedicated to the promotion and discussion of what everyone can do to support members of the LGBTQ community and stand up to homophobia and transphobia. Supporters or allies aren’t just heterosexual people; everyone can do something to help! There are lots of opportunities to take action:
Register for Ally Week
Register for Ally Week on the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) website. GLSEN works to create safe school environments for LGBT young people and. by providing simple information such as your name, e-mail address and school, you can sign up to receive e-mails and updates with suggestions on how to plan and participate in Ally Week.
Tweet about #AllyWeek
Tweet to show your support of LGTBQ people, using the hashtags #AllyWeek and #BetterAlly. Along with Twitter, you can post on Facebook and other social media sites about Ally Week. This will help spread the word about being an ally and inspire others to show their support for LGBTQ equality.
Stand Up to Homophobia
Talk to your friends about Ally Week. By spreading the word, more people will know what they can do to stand up against homophobia and harassment. Speak up, and don’t let offensive and hurtful comments slide by. Those words hurt LGBTQ people, their families and friends. You can also join your school’s gay straight alliance or, if there isn’t one, start your own!
Ally Week is October 21 to 25. There’s still time to participate! How are you going to show your support?