Ally – one who demonstrates an active and consistent practice of using power and privilege to achieve equity and inclusion while holding themselves accountable to marginalized people’s needs.
As we begin the healing process from yet another tragic and horrific attack on the LGBTQ+ community, I feel it is important to acknowledge the advocates and activists of the movement, while educating others on the true definition of allyship.
Last year, I was featured in an Anthems podcast episode about what it means to be an ally. In efforts to challenge others to address the hate and bias that lives within our communities, I share my thoughts once again, because having good intentions just isn’t enough. — Judy Shepard