Allied cover.

/Allied cover.

But actually, the more compelling reason to welcome allies has nothing to do with allies themselves, and everything to do with people who are closeted, questioning, or otherwise not able to be out as LGBTQ.

If your high school’s Gay-Straight Alliance welcomes allies, that means that you can attend even if you’re not sure what your orientation is or aren’t ready to share it.

Miri on allies in queer spaces.

Miri then goes on to talk about the place of “actual” allies, i.e. straight people, and instances where allies really are welcome (e.g. social events, political and activist organizing) versus other instances where, maybe, spaces are more for “allies” in the above sense, rather than allies (e.g. emotional support or safe space groups).

A thoughtful look at a potentially sensitive topic, and definitely something for straight allies to consider.

2017-09-26T08:10:03+00:00 26th February, 2018|Tags: culture, quiltbag|Comments Off on Allied cover.