The Safer Space Initiative asks that we:
We aim to cultivate a safer, accepting, and welcoming environment by bridging the awareness gap between LGBTQ communities and our allies. When questioning our own thoughts and perspectives about those who are different than us, we start to challenge the status quo and empower ourselves as business leaders and individuals to be more inclusive. The Safer Space Initiative asks us to actively listen, support, and believe those outside ourselves. It starts with you, it starts with me, it starts with an open mind and a conversation. When we collaborate with our friends, families, and colleagues about what inclusivity and active allyship means and looks like, together we take an important step in uniting our communities.
What It Means To Be An Ally And Further Your Allyship
Someone who supports and accepts LGBTQ people, and advocates for equal rights and fair treatment.
A person who confronts challenges that LGBTQ people experience, and believes the problems we face in society:
Heterosexism — The assumption that everyone is or should be straight.
Heterosexual & Cisgender Privilege — The everyday privileges and representation that cis-het people have in society. For example, the ability to display attraction or affection (e.g., holding hands) in public without fear of judgment or violence.
Transprejudice — Harmful, preconceived ideas about transgender people.
Violence & Discrimination In—Parenting, Employment, Housing, Bathroom/Public Accommodations, Healthcare, Criminal Punishment, Social Acceptance and Conversion Therapy.
Be Open & Curious
Come Out As An Ally
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