Happy Spirit Day! Are you wearing purple?
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.
Happy National Coming Out Day! Whether you’re out or not, we think you’re super cool. Have a wonderful weekend!
Happy LGBT History Month!
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.