These 9 LGBTQ Students Share What They Need from Their Allies

For Ally Week, we are centering LGBTQ student and educator voices who tell their allies what they need in order to show up and thrive in school.

If you are an LGBTQ student or educator, that includes hearing from you. Want to share what you need from your allies?

  • Think about what you need to make schools more inclusive for you as a LGBTQ student or educator.
  • Think about the multiple identities that you may hold: are you trans, gender expansive, a person of color, person with a disability, a woman or femme, or a person of faith?
  • Write what you need on this sign, take a selfie with the sign, and post it on social media with #MyAllies. 
  • Don’t have a printer? No worries, take a selfie and write what you need from your allies in the caption. Remember to use #MyAllies!

Need help thinking of ideas? Below are 9 examples of what GLSEN's National Student Council members need from their allies to make schools safer for LGBTQ students.

1. Soli

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2.  Sayer

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3. Marisa

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4. Marcus

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5. Imani

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6. Sarah

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7. Ezra

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8. Danny

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9. Julia

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Don't forget to join our Thunderclap and use your voice to join thousands of others who are making a commitment to supporting inclusive schools!