Allies & Advocates

Benefits of Being an Ally

  • You open yourself up to the possibility of close relationships with a significant portion of the population.

  • You have an opportunity to be a part of the LGBT movement for equality.

  • You may become less likely to stereotype according to sex roles.

  • You may increase your ability to have close and loving relationships with same-sex friends.

  • You have opportunities to learn from, teach, and have an impact on a population with whom you might not otherwise interact with.

  • You may be the reason an individual finally decides that his or her life is worth something.

Source: Condensed and adapted from N.J. Evans & V. Wall, 1991.

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