Ally là gì


According khổng lồ Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language, an ally is someone “joined with another for a common purpose.”

Being an ally with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, và asexual (LGBTQIA) individuals is the process of working to develop individual attitudes, institutions, & culture in which LGBTQIA people feel they are valued. This work is motivated by an enlightened self-interest to lớn end homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, heterosexism, và cisgenderism (J. Jay Scott and Vernon Wall, 1991).

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An ally is a person who works both lớn facilitate the development of all students around issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, & gender expression & lớn improve sầu the experience of LGBTQIA people. Allies can identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, cisgender, intersex, queer, questioning, or heterosexual. The University of has several Ally networks. Allies are invited lớn join any & all that seem appropriate. And if there isn’t a group that fits you, please talk lớn Leslie Morrow about starting one.

Persons affiliated with the ally network can be identified by the Ally Network posters. This network includes queer-friendly and queer-identified faculty, staff and students who provide safe space & tư vấn for the LGBTQIA campus community.

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An ally lớn LGBTQIA individuals is a person who:

Believes that it is in their self-interest to be an ally khổng lồ LGBTQIA individuals.Has worked lớn develop an understanding of LGBTQIA issues. Works to lớn be comfortable with their knowledge of gender identity và sexual orientationIs comfortable saying the words “gay,” “lesbian,” “bisexual,” & “transgender.”Works to lớn underst& how patterns of oppression operate, và is willing to identify oppressive acts và challenge the oppressive sầu behaviors of others.Works to be an ally to lớn all oppressed groups.Finds a way that feels personally congruent to lớn confront /combat homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism, and cisgenderism.Similar to lớn how an LGBTQIA person “comes out of the closet,” an ally “comes out” as an ally by publicly acknowledging her/his tư vấn for LGBTQIA people and issues.Chooses khổng lồ align with LGBTQIA individuals, and represents their needs — especially when they are unable lớn do so themselves.Expects to make some mistakes and does not give sầu up when things become discouraging.Promotes a sense of community with LGBTQIA individuals, & teaches others about the importance of these communities. Encourages others lớn also provide advocacy.Is aware that they may be called the same names và be harassed in similar ways lớn those whom they are defending. Whenever possible, a heterosexual ally avoids “credentializing,” which involves disclosing their heterosexual identity in order lớn avoid negative sầu or unpleasant assumptions or situations.Works lớn address/confront individuals without being defensive sầu, sarcastic, or threatening.

Benefits of Being an Ally

You open yourself up to lớn the possibility of cchiến bại relationships with an additional 10% of the world.You become less locked inlớn gender role stereotypes.You increase your ability lớn have cthảm bại & loving relationships with friends of all genders.You have sầu opportunities lớn learn from, teach, & have an impact on a population with whom you might not otherwise interact.You may make a profound difference in the life of someone you love sầu who finds something positive sầu in their sexual và gender identity.

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Four Steps lớn Becoming an Ally lớn LGBTQIA People

Awareness/Accessing Resources: Become aware of who you are and how you are different from và similar to LGBTQIA people. Such awareness can be gained through conversations with LGBTQIA individuals, reading about LGBTQIA people & their lives, attending awareness building workshops & meetings, và by self-examination.Knowledge/Education: Become educated on the issues, knowing facts, statistics, laws, policies and culture of LGBTQIA people.Creating an mở cửa và Supportive Environment: Encourage và promote an atmosphere of respect. Acknowledge, appreciate and celebrate differences among muốn individuals & within groups. Be a safe và open person khổng lồ talk with. Join one of the campus Ally Networks.Take Action: Teach, nội dung your knowledge. Action is the only way to change society as a whole. Stvà up for & fight for human rights.