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Be a Good Ally for Ally Week

October 16, 2012 By Josh Steichmann

There’s often a misconception that the only people who care about equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are those LGBT people themselves; it plays into the notion that LGBT concerns are somehow “special rights” and serves to marginalize an already marginalized population. It’s a myth, and a harmful one.

Allies are an important part of the work that we do at Equality California, and they’re integral to every ballot campaign, making sure every school is safe, and ending decades of discrimination. EQCA has always been a broad coalition, and allies are part of that.

As part of the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s Ally Week, here are some tips on being the strongest ally you can be. Read the rest of this entry »