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Allies are heterosexual people who are supporters and defenders of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and intersex+ community. Allies are a vital part of the community. If you are an ally, you are welcome to join in on any of the events and programs that we hold - unless noted otherwise. Please drop by the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity to see how you can get involved! There is no pressure to disclose your sexual orientation and/or gender identity unless you choose to do so.

An Ally Represents:

  • Visible LGBTQ+ support
  • A safe zone
  • A role model
  • Someone who combats heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and queerphobia

An Ally Can Be:

  • An activist
  • A speaker
  • An educator

An Ally Is NOT:

  • An automatic expert on LGBTQ+ issues
  • A counselor
  • A spokesperson for all

Resources for Ally Education

Learn about and engage in many faculty/staff workshops or peer education opportunities

Check out the following resources related to the LGBTQ+ Community:

For more information regarding ally engagement opportunities, please contact lgbtq@psu.edu.