Posts tagged ally
How to Be an Ally: Seven Steps to Stand Up for Marginalized Communities

I witnessed a local organization fail to be an ally to the queer community this winter–and then fail to take responsibility for the fallout for several months. I thought I'd write it, then I just didn't want to relive the drama...and then, last month in Portland, I saw an organization totally take ownership for their actions and publicly commit to doing better, and it was so inspiring.

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Pride Guide: Here's How You Be an LGBTQ+ Ally for Pride

The night before my wife and I headed off to celebrate Pride weekend (because it’s always Pride weekend somewhere in June) we attended a “what does pride mean to you?” panel at our local LGBT center. After hearing from intergenerational, multicultural LGBTQ individuals was interesting, we headed home to get ready for our trip — only to get a text from a friend that she wouldn’t be joining us at Pride because her ex didn’t think it was appropriate for their child.

No apology.

No acknowledgement that it was a slap in the face remark from someone we’d invited to weddings, parties, and other events for years.

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