Thursday, January 21, 2010

Straight for Equality Moves Equality Forward on Facebook

Everyone loves Facebook – it’s a great way to keep in touch with friends, connect with people, and have fun. But Facebook can also be used to move equality forward. Our Straight for Equality Facebook page has over 1,000 followers, and last week we asked them to give some advice to a struggling straight ally. The ally wrote:

Dear Straight for Equality,

There are some gay people where I work and I know a few through mutual friends. I really want to feel comfortable around them, but I always feel so awkward. I’m afraid I’m going to offend them by accident by saying the wrong thing or using the wrong terms. I do want to speak up, but I’m still nervous. How can I feel more comfortable speaking up when I’m around gay people?
~ Don

The responses we got were fantastic! It really opened up a discussion about how to be an ally and how to grow one’s ally skills. To read the incredible responses and become a member of the group, visit Straight for Equality on Facebook now!

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