Ally Week, this year taking place on September 26-30, 2016, is a national dialogue about how everyone -- in and out of school -- can work to become better allies to LGBT youth.
We know that allyship is about more than broadly supporting LGBTQ people; it's an active, ongoing process of advocating for LGBTQ youth (and other marginalized groups) without speaking for them or over them. During #AllyWeek, we challenge one another to think critically about what allyship means, how we are allies to others, and what kind of allies we seek out for ourselves.
Supported by over 20 endorsers, Ally Week is an opportunity for us to recognize what true allyship looks like for each of us.
How to Participate in Ally Week
FIRST, register for Ally Week! Register for updates on free resources to support your participation -- and to get FREE Ally Week swag for the first 2,000 registrants.
NEXT, read up on what actions you can take as an ally. Allyship doesn't happen overnight; the more steps we take to support LGBTQ youth from all walks of life, the stronger an ally you'll be.
IF you're an educator, take a look at Ally Week Guide for Educators to learn how you can support your students during Ally Week.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Tweet or Instagram with the hashtag #myallies to tell us what you need from your allies, and use #AllyWeek to tell us how you're participating.
ALLY WEEK ENDORSERS