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Ally Week October 15-19, 2012

What is GLSEN’s Ally Week?

Ally Week FAQs

GLSEN and students across the country, often as members of Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) or similar student clubs, will celebrate Ally Week on October 15-19 in schools and communities nationwide.

Ally Week is a week for students to identify, support and celebrate Allies against anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) language, bullying and harassment in America’s schools.

Sudents will encourage their peers and school staff to sign an Ally Pledge which states:

I believe all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, 
deserve to feel safe and supported. That means I pledge to:
  1. Not use anti-LGBT language and slurs;
  2. Intervene, if I safely can, in situations where other students are being harassed;
  3. Support efforts to end bullying and harassment.

Take the pledge online here.

Students can also use this week to thank the allies in their life! Give an important ally a thank you card! Coming soon.

What is an Ally?

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Source: allyweek.org