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The Importance of Trans Allies

Stephanie Battaglino | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Battaglino

"I can't do this alone." I muttered those words to myself at several points during my transition, especially as I prepared to come out in my workplace. I can remember feeling as if I was staring up at Mount Everest wondering how, and if, I could ever make it over or around it.

I'm Not Angry With Gabourey Sidibe -- I'm Grateful To Her

Jean-Marie Navetta | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jean-Marie Navetta

I am cisgender and identify as gay. These are not things that I chose. But I do choose to be an ally to my trans friends and colleagues because I want everyone I know to be treated as they want to be treated.

The Love Party: Celebrating the Downfall of DOMA

Mia Norton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mia Norton

How does one explain to her young child the significance of a day like this? How do I teach her about the pain and the anguish that so many have suffered leading up to this day? How can I show her that now our dear friends and family can solidify their commitments to one another?

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.

Getting Straight Allies Out Of The Closet

Jean-Marie Navetta | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jean-Marie Navetta

Today, Oct. 8, in honor of the upcoming National Coming Out Day, we are launching a new resource: the Straight for Equality Ally Spectrum, where straight allies can find the tools to help them come out as allies.