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Sun Jun 26, 2016, 03:39 AM

6 ways to be a better straight ally at Pride events

Though this is pride event specific, there are some gems which are useful for being a good ally to the GBLT in general.


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1. Understand the true meaning of Pride.

2. Respect the concept of being "out and proud."

"We aren't there for your entertainment."

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3. Recognize your privilege.

With the sting of the mass shooting in Orlando at an LGBTQ nightclub still present, the community is grieving. And we're being reminded about how many struggles we face and how much privilege we don't have. It's a time when allies need to account for their unearned privilege, especially when entering our space.

"From their place of privilege, many heterosexual people have never really had to be concerned for their safety if they're holding hands with their partner in public or how they are presenting their gender," Fallarino says. "It's important to be mindful of that privilege."

Keeping your privilege in mind is something the LGBTQ folks around you may not be able to notice, but it's something that will shape how you think of yourself and your role in our celebration.

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4. Take on the labor of dealing with hate.

5. If you want to party today, do the work every day.

6. Enjoy it but recognize that it isn't for you.

much, much more...

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There is much more under each of the headings, and I trimmed it down to make it explanatory without violating the spirit of copyright issues.

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Reply 6 ways to be a better straight ally at Pride events (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Jun 2016 OP
xfundy Jun 2016 #1
Separation Jun 2016 #2
demmiblue Jun 2016 #3
JustAnotherGen Jun 2016 #4
Behind the Aegis Jun 2016 #6
sheshe2 Jun 2016 #5
awoke_in_2003 Jun 2016 #7

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 04:52 AM

1. Most of all, we're glad you're hanging out with us.

The more you get to know us, the more you'll know we're just like you. Hell, we are you, we just like some things slightly different. Just like your kids might someday.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 05:24 AM

2. Well dang

I hope there isnt gonna be an entrance exam.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 06:27 AM

3. K&R

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 06:36 AM

4. Recognize Your Privilege



Recognize your privilege.

With the sting of the mass shooting in Orlando at an LGBTQ nightclub still present, the community is grieving. And we're being reminded about how many struggles we face and how much privilege we don't have. It's a time when allies need to account for their unearned privilege, especially when entering our space.

"From their place of privilege, many heterosexual people have never really had to be concerned for their safety if they're holding hands with their partner in public or how they are presenting their gender," Fallarino says. "It's important to be mindful of that privilege."

Keeping your privilege in mind is something the LGBTQ folks around you may not be able to notice, but it's something that will shape how you think of yourself and your role in our celebration


Lather, rinse, repeat. Over, and over, and over again.

I cosign this OP.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 01:24 PM

6. Thank you!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 08:10 AM

5. K&R

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 02:51 PM

7. K&R. nt

 

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