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HOW TO BE AN ALLY

Allyship to the LGBTQ+ community is critical, especially in this day and age when LGBTQ+ people are constantly attacked–not just socially, but also politically and legally. I'm thrilled you've come to learn how to be a better ally.

STEPS TO BEING A GOOD ALLY

1. GENDER & NAME PEOPLE CORRECTLY

2. CORRECT OTHER PEOPLE

3. EDUCATE YOURSELF: YOUR QUEER FRIEND IS NOT YOUR QUEER DICTIONARY. USE RESOURCES LIKE THIS INSTEAD.

4. EDUCATE OTHERS

5. REMEMBER THAT LOVE > UNDERSTANDING

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BEING AN ALLY 

Being an LGBTQ+ Ally is designed to help build understanding and comfort. If you are new to LGBTQ+ issues, we will answer many of your questions. Or, if you have known LGBTQ+ people for years and are looking to find new ways to show your support, you can skim this resource and take the pieces that are relevant to you. It’s ok to not know everything — we’re here to help.

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What are pronouns?

In English, whether we realize it or not, people frequently refer to us using pronouns when speaking about us. Often, when speaking of a singular human in the third person, these pronouns have a gender implied -- such as “he” to refer to a man/boy or “she” to refer to a woman/girl. These associations are not always accurate or helpful. 

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Trevor Space

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community 
TrevorSpace is an affirming, online community for LGBTQ young people between the ages of 13-24 years old. With over 400,000 members across the globe, you can explore your identity, get advice, find support, and make friends in a moderated community intentionally designed for you.

INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM

A gender inclusive school makes certain that regardless of one’s gender identity or gender expression, students are included, respected and supported in all aspects of the school environment without restriction or limitation of any kind.

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UNDERSTANDING PRONOUNS

This guide is created to help anyone learn how to use people’s correct pronouns. Everyone in your school community should engage in learning, educating, and advocating for the inclusive use of pronouns for all. 


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Genderbread Person

Find your 
community 
TrevorSpace is an affirming, online community for LGBTQ young people between the ages of 13-24 years old. With over 400,000 members across the globe, you can explore your identity, get advice, find support, and make friends in a moderated community intentionally designed for you.

What are pronouns?

In English, whether we realize it or not, people frequently refer to us using pronouns when speaking about us. Often, when speaking of a singular human in the third person, these pronouns have a gender implied -- such as “he” to refer to a man/boy or “she” to refer to a woman/girl. These associations are not always accurate or helpful. 

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