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About Ally Week

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GLSEN's Ally Week is a student-powered program, this year from September 25-29, where LGBTQ students and LGBTQ educators lead the conversation on what they need from their allies in school.

To start, student leaders and K-12 educators should register their participation. The first 2,000 registrants receive free swag and resources, and educators also receive free streaming of classroom documentaries!

How can I be an ally?

We all have a role in supporting the LGBTQ community at school. Registration is for student leaders and K-12 educators, and anyone can learn about allyship and sign up to take action.

 

How to Participate

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Register

The first 2,000 registrants receive free swag to help you organize in school! You'll be the first to receive resources and updates.

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Join the Thunderclap

LGBTQ students deserve allies that listen & take acton. Sign up to help blast this message on social media at the end of Ally Week.

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Join the Conversation

LGBTQ students, what do you need from your allies? Share on social media using #MyAllies, and snap a selfie with our #MyAllies sign!

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Organize

Run an Ally 101 workshop, or create your own plans! You can use this letter from the ACLU and this letter from GLSEN when planning.

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Learn

We can all recognize our privilege, keep learning, and take action to be better allies to each other, uplifting the most marginalized voices.

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Spread the World

Share about Ally Week online with all your friends and educators! Post on social media to encourage them to register their participation.

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Register

Free swag and streaming of films from our partners for the first 2,000 registrants! After registering, try out our educator guide.

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Join the Thunderclap

LGBTQ students deserve allies that listen & take acton. Sign up to help blast this message on social media at the end of Ally Week.

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Support

Listen closely to the LGBTQ students at your school, and let them take the lead. Do your best to support their ideas, plans, and efforts!

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Learn

Check out our actions we've listed specifically for educators looking to be allies to LGBTQ students and all their intersecting identities.

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Teach

Teach about allyship! Ally Week is a perfect time to include our lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high school in your curriculum. 

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Spread the World

Share about Ally Week with your LGBTQ students and colleagues! Post on social media to encourage them to register their participation.

 

Shop Ally Week

 

Organizational Allies

These organizations have endorsed Ally Week in support of LGBTQ-inclusive schools. Add your organization's name!

ALSO Youth
American Civil Liberties Union
Athlete Ally
Beta Phi Omega  Sorority, Inc.
Boston GLASS
Brooklyn Community Pride Center
CAMBAs Project Accept LGBTQ Youth (ALY)
CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers
Civil Rights Memorial Center
El Paso Safe Schools Texas
Futures Without Violence
Gallaudet University
Gay Youth Milwaukee
Gay-Straight Alliance Network
Global Business Academy
Globeautique /Diversity Fest
GroundSpark
Helping Women Win
Improve Sexual Health and Right Advocacy Initiative (ISHRAI)
It Gets Better Project
Jacksonville System of Care
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
Lotus Rising Project
Memphis Public Library and Information Center
National Women's Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE)
New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault
NOH8 Campaign

Not In Our Town
One Iowa
One Million Kids For Equality
Outsports.com
People for P.E.O.P.L.E.
Point Foundation
Project HEAR Us Foundation
Reaching Out MBA Inc.
Reconciling Ministries Network
Safe Schools Action Network
Safe Schools South Florida
Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists
San Fernando Valley LGBT Community
Seacoast Outright
STOMP Out Bullying
Straight But Not Narrow
TEEN LINE
The Bridge Coaching and Wellness
The Center for Gender Equity
Third Level Crisis Center
Trans-Cendence International
True Colors Fund
Tyler Clementi Foundation
United Church of Christ
Youth M.O.V.E. National