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HOW YOU CAN BE A BETTER ALLY:

Speak out when you hear bullying, insults and harmful myths and stereotypes against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex children and adults.

Avoid jokes, slurs and harmful stereotypes that can be hurtful to LGBTI people and let other people know that you find them offensive.

HOW YOU CAN BE A BETTER ALLY:

Confront your own prejudices and bias – especially if it makes you uncomfortable to do so.

HOW YOU CAN BE A BETTER ALLY:

Use people’s preferred terms, pronouns, genders and names. If you don’t know – respectfully ask.

HOW YOU CAN BE A BETTER ALLY:

Respect safety, privacy and confidentiality – do not refer to, or reveal, a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics without their consent.

HOW YOU CAN BE A BETTER ALLY:

Reach out to organizations that are raising awareness and advocating to end criminalization, violence, discrimination and other abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people – and ask them how you can support.

HOW YOU CAN BE A BETTER ALLY:

Don’t make assumptions about people’s sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics.

HOW YOU CAN BE A BETTER ALLY:

Educate yourself about the diverse experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people, their issues and concerns – in your community and around the world.

HOW YOU CAN BE A BETTER ALLY:

Come out as an ally! Be vocal of your support for the LGBTI community at school, at work, in your family, community and on social media.

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