Category: 2009 Spring – Allies

On Being an Ally

By Rea Carey, Executive Director of The Task Force The Task Force builds the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a...

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Lisa and Me

By Dave Herman Back in college, I told my girlfriend that I had once briefly dated a boy, and she very nearly dumped me. A man who would even consider kissing another man did not fit the role she had imagined for me. So years...

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Expanding Allies

By Lindsay Maddox Pratt Working in gender-justice work, the subject of allies comes up frequently in my life. “How to be a good ally” is an ongoing conversation that I have with faculty and staff at the college where I work and...

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Revolution No. 8

I’ve been waving a sign on street corners since H8 passed: “Black
Queers.” Responses have varied—from honks of support to looks of
disapproval from both blacks and whites. A black woman came up to me at a rally and asked me if I didn’t think the sign was offensive to blackpeople. I said, “It’s who I am, and people should know.”

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