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Amy + Ben!

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Happy Spirit Day! Are you wearing purple?

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This dividing line between friendship and allyship is very hard to define, yet so blatant that it can smack you in the face. For me personally, what separates a friend from an ally is the ability of that person to show empathy for a queer person even when they are not. Until you sit down and dig deep within yourself; until you question not just what you stand for but who you are…you have no way of empathizing with what LGBTQ+ individuals go through…but allies do. Somehow they see the trials and tribulations we go through and are there for us every step of the way. Allies are there for you no matter what.

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Today is the first day of GLSEN’s Ally Week, and we’re pumped to get talking about what it means to be an ally to LGBT youth.

Allyship is more than supporting marriage equality or having a gay friend. Allyship means advocating for others whose experiences you may not share, supporting others unconditionally, and learning when it’s your place to step in — and when it’s not. 

Our pals at BuzzFeed are helping us share some tips on how to be a better ally to LGBT youth and others. We’re spending this week teaching our allies what we need from them, and hoping they’ll do their part to spread the word, too. 

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Happy National Coming Out Day! Whether you’re out or not, we think you’re super cool. Have a wonderful weekend! 

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transstudent:

Anyone can be an ally to the LGBTQ community year round!

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glaad:

Take a stand against bullying on 10/16 with the #spiritday app! Download it now at http://glaad.org/spiritday/app

We’re against bullying! Are you?

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Happy LGBT History Month! 

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gaywrites:

The biggest newspaper in Minnesota ran this ad in its Sunday edition.

It was placed by the anti-LGBT Minnesota Child Protection League in response to a proposed policy that would allow trans high school athletes to play on teams that correspond with their gender identity.

It reads: “A male wants to shower beside your 14-year-old daughter. Are YOU ok with that?” In a full-page ad.  

Call them out on Twitter to voice your opinions. 

This is horrific. Trans youth of all ages deserve respect — not misgendering, slander and harassment. We’re appalled. 

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