straight for equality
i'm an every day ally

Everyday Allies are the people who:

  • Support their LGBT friends and family
  • Often respond when someone makes an off-color joke or comment
  • Want to learn more about some advocacy issues that affect their LGBT friends
  • Need additional ways to openly and actively express their support for equality

For some straight allies being supportive of their LGBT friends and family is a process that never ends. The Everyday Ally is often the person who understands this process and is looking for ways to build their skills and comfort level so that they can be even more openly and actively supportive, whether it is in the conversations they initiate, the way they educate others, or how they vote at the ballot box.

These allies may not be experts in all things LGBT, but they strive to do what they know to be right in powerful, meaningful ways in private and in public.

No matter what brings allies to us, Straight for Equality is here to help. In this section you’ll find resources appropriate for an Everyday Ally hoping to learn more about how to move equality forward. Need a quick review? Check out our resources for New Allies! Think that you've mastered the Everyday? Then be sure to keep learning more by visiting our resources for Super Allies!