Are you an ally to LGBTQ?

Modern^Spank^Anthem Modern^Spank^Anthem
do you consider yourself an ally to lgbtq
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yes
25  (69%)
no
2  (6%)
...
9  (25%)
Total votes: 36
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05/30/2012
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DustBunny DustBunny
Of course, in high school I worked for a local hotline to help teens, as an adult I support rallies and vote...not that my vote helped, I live in North Carolina.
05/30/2012
cryinglightning86 cryinglightning86
Sorry - had to opt for the "..."

Usually, when I hear "ally," I think "straight ally." A straight ally isn't part of the LGBTQ community insofar as the person is heterosexual, but is allied to it. But I'm not -not- an ally. (This isn't to say that straight people aren't welcome members of the community at all - we welcome everybody!) But I digress.

I do volunteer work to support the LGBTQ community, but as I generally understood the word "ally" to mean "straight ally" in this context, I don't really fit under that. I'm about as straight as a bucketful of rainbows.
05/30/2012
thisisadeletedaccount thisisadeletedaccount
I'm queer and on the trans* spectrum, so I'm not an ally so much as a part of the acronym.
05/31/2012
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
My best friend was a lesbian in high school (I know I said was, it's complicated, she was pretending for attention) and I used to go to all these meetings with her for support. I learned more about this community than I had ever imagined.

I don't know why I said all that ^^ up there, but I guess given that this is a yes or no question that I would consider myself an ally. I don't go out and push for rights of anyone or anything, so I guess maybe I'd just be a supporter?

I have no idea, lol, I just like people and want everyone to be happy and get along!
05/31/2012
nosrslylol nosrslylol
I wonder what .... exactly means!
05/31/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I'm an ally of the LGBTQ community, although I confess I can't recall what the difference between 'queer' and 'lesbian/gay' is. So I guess I'm technically an ally of the LGBT community.
06/01/2012
J5ive J5ive
What
06/01/2012
Do emu Do emu
Quote:
Originally posted by Modern^Spank^Anthem
do you consider yourself an ally to lgbtq
Absolutely. I try to support in every way I can, and speak up when nobody else is there to speak up to LGBTQ folk.
06/01/2012
AmberM AmberM
Yes. I do. I think everyone deserves to have their own rights and i try to speak up on the matter as much as I can. But, I'm also Bi, so....
06/01/2012
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
I am "B" in the acronym, and while I am bitter that many forget we are a part of the community, I do support our rights and work towards achieving them.
06/01/2012
PDXlady PDXlady
An ally and a member
06/01/2012
Dixiemomma Dixiemomma
i'm completely straight but yes i support their causes
06/01/2012
vanilla&chocolate vanilla&chocolate
Yes, absolutely!
06/01/2012
Michele Michele
I'm straight and I 100% support gay, lesbian, and trans gendered rights.
06/01/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
absolutely.
07/02/2012
EdenUser EdenUser
Not that I've done activist work but I really do want gay people treated equally.
07/02/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Modern^Spank^Anthem
do you consider yourself an ally to lgbtq
In so much as I believe that a person's sexuality and their choices should not be legislated, yes I am an ally. As a polyamorous person who has heard many Gay/Lesbian couples speak out against legalizing marriage for me, I am not. I do not campaign against the community and I accept people who who they are regardless of who they sleep with. I will always support any person's right to sleep with and marry whomever they wish to. It just seems silly to me to feel superior to or to hate someone who loves differently than you do...
07/02/2012
mistre$$ mistre$$
In short, yes.
07/02/2012
Total posts: 19
Unique posters: 19