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Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee -- Straight Ally for LGBT Equality | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

In this interview, Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee talks with me about how straight people can be allies for LGBT rights. She also explains how her diverse heritage led her to become a strong supporter of the LGBT community.

How I Became a Straight Ally

Mia Norton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mia Norton

I felt underqualified to consider myself a straight ally. I felt like it was presumptions of me to think that the LBGT community could need me as an advocate for the cause.

Coming Out To My Homophobic Mother As A Straight Ally

Mia Norton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mia Norton

Aside from remarks here and there, I had never directly taken up this issue with my mother. I had never had the provocation to do so until just last month, when a gay relative contacted my sibling to share that my mother had written him with a heavy-handed dose of spiritual advice.

Ally Week: Equal Opportunity to Advocate for Equality

Sharda Sekaran | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sharda Sekaran

My passion for being an LGBT advocate as a straight-identified person came from my personal journey and recognition from a very early age that equality was important because it could affect me, someone I care for or any other human being.

Ally Week: The Power of Hope

Minerva Figueroa | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Minerva Figueroa

"Mom, I am evil, I am dirty, I am a liar." I am in shock. Why is she saying these horrible things? Did she kill someone? Did she steal money? Why is she in so much pain? Her words fill the room: "Mami, I am in love with a girl."

The October 12th Ally

Jody Huckaby | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jody Huckaby

It is said that seven out of 10 people know someone who is LGBT, which means that the ally circle of reach will have a greater circumference if those allies can move beyond once-a-year support and be an ally every day.