Allies are people outside of the LGBTQIA+ community that support the civil rights and equality of those within the community. Allies have an important role in amplifying the voices of marginalized people and their perspectives, and are active in standing up for injustices.
Being an ally
The Human Rights Campaign, an organisation that focuses on LGBTQIA+ rights, has some starter resources, with links off to more. Some parts are more focused on the United States of America, so try to find local organisations that you can help out too.
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The description states that the upside-down "V" represents the "A" in "activism", with the black and white stripes representing heterosexuality.
Sources and acknowledgements
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