How to Be an Ally for the LGBTQ+ Community

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It’s June, which is National Pride Month! In honor of the LGBTQ+ community, here are some great ways to visibly support members of the community and their rights.

1. Don’t Make Assumptions About People’s Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

One of the best ways to show your support is to never make assumptions about someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Do your best to avoid language or actions that can be taken the wrong way.

2. Speak Out Against LGBTQ+ Harassment and Discrimination

Support doesn’t have to just be emotional. Another great way to commit to equality is to actively speak out against LGBTQ+ harassment and discrimination. If you see any type of malicious words or behavior around you, don’t hesitate to step in and speak out.

3. Read and Learn About LGBTQ+ Issues and Rights

As an ally, you can always learn more about LGBTQ+ issues and rights. One of the best ways to offer your support is to stay on top of current events and news, so you can be a pillar of strength for those in the LGBTQ+ community.

What are some of the ways you help to take a stand for LGBTQ+ rights?