Being an Ally
Before diving into a bunch of terminology, it is important to know what it means to be an ally and what an ally is in general. This is the place to learn more about being an ally and what being considered an ally means.
An ally is a member of the dominant/majority group who takes a stand against social injustice directed at a target group(s). For example, white people who speak out against racism, or heterosexual individuals who speak out against heterosexism or homophobia. An ally works to be an agent of social change rather than an agent of oppression.
Below are a few resources to help you learn more about being an ally and to answer some questions you may already have.
To learn more about allies here at Kent State University and to become a better ally, consider checking out the Safe Zone program offered by the LGBTQ+ Student Center. More information can be found on our Safe Space Ally Training page.
Ally information adapted from Ohio State’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Student Services, Multicultural Center, Columbus, OH 43210 (614) 688-8449.