What does being an ally mean to you?
Being an ally means being a support whenever and wherever possible. It’s being there to show we care, and when one can’t be in the presence of those they support, it’s raising your voice and making sure to spread the good word about the issues you care about. We will only bring about the change we hope to make possible if we are open and present about our belief in full equality for all LGBTQ+ people.
What message do you want to send to kids, parents, and the community at large about supporting LGBTQ equality?
We must support the people we love in every way we can and one step at a time. Offer moral support, emotional support, spiritual support, or whatever your people need, and make sure to do so with endless unconditional love. Make sure the LGBTQ+ people in your life KNOW you love them. Say it a lot and often. Communicate their specialness to them directly. In this way, we support equality while elevating the precious and unique hearts, minds, and souls of those we love.