Welcome to Ally Week!
Ally Week, taking place this year on October 12-16, 2015, 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 LGBT people; it's an active, ongoing process of advocating for LGBT youth (and other marginalized groups) without speaking for them or over them. During Ally Week, 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 should you get started?
FIRST, register for Ally Week here! It helps us learn who's participating in Ally Week and gives us a way to get in touch with you in the future.
THEN, tweet or Instagram us using the hashtags #AllyWeek or #BetterAllies. Share one thing you're doing to become a better ally for all LGBT students, or one thing you need from your allies.
IF you're an educator, take a look at our Ally Week Guide for Educators to learn how you can support your students during Ally Week.
AND if you're looking for something to talk about with your peers during Ally Week, check out GroundSpark's free streaming of the documentary Straightlaced - How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up. This documentary can be a great tool for starting discussions and building community. Get your free access here!
FINALLY, click the tabs above to learn about different ways you can celebrate Ally Week, including activities for your GSA and ways to brush up on your own allyship.