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We Are Straight Allies

  1. 1. coming out as a straight allY: championing equality in the state of Florida ...because nothing is more important than our humanity
  2. 2. we are straight allies. We are mothers and fathers teaching our children to love and accept each other’s intrinsic humanness. We are sisters and brothers holding the hands of our siblings with great pride in who they are. We are co-workers who want to see our colleagues treated fairly, free from bias and discrimination. We are young and old who believe that we live in the land of the free, where all people are created equal. We are clergy and missionaries shepherding our congregations to welcome everyone into their hearts, openly and without judgment. We are veterans who have fought for the freedom of others across the ocean and who will continue to fight for basic human rights on our own native soil. We are citizens who believe in everyone’s right to pursue their own happiness. From Stonewall to the demise of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), we are the family and friends of Harvey Milk, Marco McMillian, Matthew Shepard, Ebony Whitaker and Amanda Gonzalez-Andular. We are following in the legacy of other great Movements: Abolitionist Movement, Women’s Suffrage, Eastern European Liberation Movement, Farm Workers, the Civil Rights, and the Feminist movements. We are helping lead the growing chorus in this fight. We are Friends. We are Families. We are Co-Workers. We are Communities. We are Straight Allies…because nothing is more important than our humanity.
  3. 3. our CREATIVE TEAM. Chevara Orrin is a community advocate extraordinaire and soul connector. Her commitment to LGBT equality stems from a long history of civil rights and social justice activism. “Our tiny legs carried us to the National Civil Rights Museum, then the Lorraine Motel, (a deteriorating franchise). We stood near the balcony where King was assassinated). We sang freedom songs and listened to civil-rights giants Andrew Young, John Lewis, Ralph David Abernathy and Jesse Jackson recount the horrors and joys of the movement. Stories of The Poor People's Campaign, the resistance against the war in Vietnam, and the Memphis Sanitation Strike resonated with me and inspired me to become a freedom fighter.” Dan Bagan tells stories with  photographs, design and video.  He has been recognized for his powerful imagery that is a signature of his work.  He has created successful commercial campaigns for corporations,  practices and individuals  that reach their audience and deliver their message.  Behind his easy manner is a passion for his art and a drive to capture and tell a story.  Dan has leveraged his experience as a executive and a marketing consultant  to understand his audience and create images that move people. Laura Riggs Laura Riggs is a Student. Traveler. Writer. Teacher. Specialist. and Ad Designer. I believe in learning.  I believe in exploring.  I believe in sharing.  I believe in education.  I believe in becoming better.  These are just a few things that I believe define me.  Yet, above all, I believe nothing is definite.  Everyday we are given the opportunity to break the rules and grow.
  4. 4. We are mothers and fathers teaching our children to love and accept each other’s intrinsic humanness. We are sisters and brothers holding the hands of our siblings with great pride in who they are. FAMILIES.
  5. 5. FRIENDS. From Stonewall to the demise of DOMA, we are the family and friends of Harvey Milk, Marco McMillian, Matthew Shepard, Ebony Whitaker and Amanda Gonzalez-Andular. We are following in the legacy of other great Movements: Abolitionist Movement, Women's Suffrage, Eastern European Liberation Movement, Farm Workers, the Civil Rights, and the Feminist movements.
  6. 6. We are co-workers who want to see our colleagues treated fairly, free from bias and discrimination. We are young and old who believe that we live in the land of the free, where all people are created equal. CO-WORKERS.
  7. 7. COMMUNITIES. We are clergy and missionaries shepherding our congregations to welcome everyone into their hearts, openly and without judgment. We are veterans who have fought for the freedom of others across the ocean and who will continue to fight for basic human rights on our own native soil. We are citizens who believe in everyone’s right to pursue their own happiness.
  8. 8. we stand shoulder to shoulder.
  9. 9. THERE IS NO HIERARCHY OF OPPRESSION “I cannot afford to believe that freedom from intolerance is the right of only one particular group. And I cannot afford to choose between the fronts upon which I must battle these forces of discrimination, wherever they appear to destroy me. And when they appear to destroy me, it will not be long before they appear to destroy you.” —Audre Lorde
  10. 10. straight ally 101. An "Ally" is a person who is a member of the dominant or majority group who works to end oppression in their personal and professional life through support of, and as an advocate for, the oppressed population." (Washington and Evans, Becoming and Ally) Allies to racial, religious and ethnic minorities have been remarkably effective in promoting positive change in the dominant culture, and only recently has their instrumental position been extended to the area of sexual orientation. The past few years have witnessed the development of heterosexual Ally organizations which have attempted to make the culture of a campus or workplace more aware and accepting of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. ✴Stay Informed ✴Be Vocal ✴Be Authentic ✴Practice Everyday Advocacy ✴Come OUT! [Be a Role Model] SOURCE: ADAPTED FROM THE SAFE ON CAMPUS RESOURCE MANUAL - WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
  11. 11. STAY INFORMED. ...because nothing is more important than our humanity “Nothing changes until you change.”—Unknown
  12. 12. terminology. SEXUAL ORIENTATION GENDER IDENTITY GENDER EXPRESSION TRANSGENDER
  13. 13. terminology. SEXUAL ORIENTATION "SEXUAL ORIENTATION" IS THE PREFERRED TERM USED WHEN REFERRING TO AN INDIVIDUAL'S PHYSICAL AND/OR EMOTIONAL ATTRACTION TO THE SAME AND/OR OPPOSITE GENDER. "HETEROSEXUAL," "BISEXUAL" AND "HOMOSEXUAL" ARE ALL SEXUAL ORIENTATIONS. A PERSON'S SEXUAL ORIENTATION IS DISTINCT FROM A PERSON'S GENDER IDENTITY AND EXPRESSION. GENDER IDENTITY THE TERM "GENDER IDENTITY” REFERS TO A PERSON'S INNATE, DEEPLY FELT PSYCHOLOGICAL IDENTIFICATION AS MALE OR FEMALE, WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT CORRESPOND TO THE PERSON'S BODY OR DESIGNATED SEX AT BIRTH (MEANING WHAT SEX WAS ORIGINALLY LISTED ON A PERSON'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE). GENDER EXPRESSION GENDER EXPRESSION REFERS TO ALL OF THE EXTERNAL CHARACTERISTICS AND BEHAVIORS THAT ARE SOCIALLY DEFINED AS EITHER MASCULINE OR FEMININE, SUCH AS DRESS, GROOMING, MANNERISMS, SPEECH PATTERNS AND SOCIAL INTERACTIONS. SOCIAL OR CULTURAL NORMS CAN VARY WIDELY AND SOME CHARACTERISTICS THAT MAY BE ACCEPTED AS MASCULINE, FEMININE OR NEUTRAL IN ONE CULTURE MAY NOT BE ASSESSED SIMILARLY IN ANOTHER. TRANSGENDER A BROAD RANGE OF PEOPLE WHO EXPERIENCE AND/OR EXPRESS THEIR GENDER DIFFERENTLY FROM WHAT MOST PEOPLE EXPECT — EITHER IN TERMS OF EXPRESSING A GENDER THAT DOES NOT MATCH THE SEX LISTED ON THEIR ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE (I.E., DESIGNATED SEX AT BIRTH), OR PHYSICALLY CHANGING THEIR SEX. IT IS AN UMBRELLA TERM THAT INCLUDES PEOPLE WHO ARE TRANSSEXUAL, CROSS-DRESSERS OR OTHERWISE GENDER NON-CONFORMING. NOT ALL PEOPLE WHO CONSIDER THEMSELVES (OR WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED BY OTHERS AS) TRANSGENDER WILL UNDERGO A GENDER TRANSITION. SOURCE: HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN
  14. 14. inclusive language. SOURCE: HTTP://WWW.AUBURN.EDU/AGLBC/ALLY.HTM Words to Avoid Try These Instead! Husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend Partner, spouse, significant other Homosexual Gay man or lesbian Sexual preference Sexual orientation "Lifestyle" or “Alternative Lifestyle" Sexual orientation Welcome dialogue and interaction with the LGBT community requires the use of inclusive language, avoiding stereotyping, providing a “safe zone”, and maintaining confidentiality.
  15. 15. Being a trans* ally I'M ALREADY AN ALLY TO LESBIAN, GAY, AND BISEXUAL PEOPLE. AREN'T I AN ALLY TO TRANS* PEOPLE BY DEFAULT?
 IN RECENT YEARS, "LBGT" HAS BECOME A WIDELY USED TERM TO REFER COLLECTIVELY TO LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, GAY AND TRANS* PEOPLE. WHILE THERE ARE MANY COMMONALITIES AND POINTS OF OVERLAP AMONGST TRANS* AND GAY, LESBIAN, AND BISEXUAL PEOPLES, THERE ARE MANY ISSUES, CONCERNS, AND EXPERIENCES THAT ARE SPECIFIC TO TRANS* PEOPLE. IN ORDER TO BE A GOOD ALLY TO TRANS* PEOPLE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO LEARN ABOUT HOW THE LIVES AND CONCERNS OF TRANS* PEOPLE DIFFER FROM THOSE OF LBG PEOPLE. LEARNING MORE ABOUT THESE DIFFERENCES WILL ENABLE ALLIES TO BETTER SUPPORT AND UNDERSTAND PEOPLE WHO ARE TRANS* AND/OR BISEXUAL, LESBIAN, OR GAY. TRANSGENDER IS AN UMBRELLA TERM FOR PEOPLE WHOSE GENDER IDENTITY DIFFERS FROM WHAT IS TYPICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE SEX THEY WERE ASSIGNED AT BIRTH. TRANSGENDER PEOPLE MAY OR MAY NOT ALTER THEIR BODIES HORMONALLY AND/OR SURGICALLY, BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT BEING TRANSGENDER IS NOT DEPENDENT UPON MEDICAL PROCEDURES. TRANSGENDER IS AN ADJECTIVE AND SHOULD NEVER BE USED AS A NOUN. RATHER THAN SAYING "MAX IS A TRANSGENDER," SAY "MAX IS A TRANSGENDER PERSON." AND TRANSGENDER NEVER NEEDS AN "-ED" AT THE END. SOURCES: HTTP://WEB.MIT.EDU/TRANS/ALLIES.HTML AND HTTP://WWW.GLAAD.ORG/TRANSGENDER/ALLIES
  16. 16. What Pronoun? Source: Corbett, Greville G. (2011). "Sex-based and Non-sex-based Gender Systems". In Dryer; Haspelmath, Martin. The World Atlas of Language Structures Online. Munich: Max Planck Digital Library. Retrieved 2013-04-27 Many of the world's languages do not have gender-specific pronouns. English, however, has gender-specificity for certain pronouns, particularly personal pronouns of the third person. Problems of usage arise in contexts where a transgender or gender non-conforming person is being referred to by these gender-specific pronouns. In such cases, we recommend the use of gender-neutral pronouns. ✴Gender Specific are pronouns associated with a particular gender, such as a pronoun denoting female or male. Examples include the English third-person personal pronouns he and she. ✴Gender Neutral are pronouns not associated with a particular gender, and that does not imply male or female. Many English pronouns are gender-neutral, including they, which can be substituted in a singular use. ✴Spivak Pronouns are a proposed set of gender-neutral pronouns in English popularized by LambdaMOO (an online, virtual reality community) based on pronouns used by Michael Spivak (an American Mathematician). Though not in widespread use, they have been employed in writing for gender-neutral language by some people who dislike the more common alternatives "he/she" or singular they.
  17. 17. What Pronoun? SOURCE: HTTP://WEB.MIT.EDU/TRANS/GENDERNEUTRALPRONOUNS.PDF Subject Object Possesive Adjective Possessive Pronoun Reflexive Female She Her Her Hers Herself Male He Him His His Himself Gender Neutral Ze Hir Hir Hirs Hirself Spivak E Em Eir Eirs Emself If you don’t know what pronouns to use, ask. Be polite and respectful when you ask a person which pronoun they prefer. Then use that pronoun and encourage others to do so.
  18. 18. KEY ISSUES. According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), among Fortune 500 companies, 89-percent have sexual orientation non- discrimination policies and 66- percent have gender identity non- discrimination policies.  Additionally, more than 90 companies have joined the Business Coalition for Workplace Fairness, a group of leading U.S. employers that support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
  19. 19. KEY ISSUES. While it is illegal to discriminate in employment, housing and public accommodations based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or marital status, the LGBT community is currently left out of non-discrimination protections in 29 states across the US. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_employment_discrimination_in_the_United_States
  20. 20. KEY ISSUES. There is currently no employment protection for the LGBT community at a national level. The regulation of LGBT non-discrimination policies varies by jurisdiction. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_employment_discrimination_in_the_United_States
  21. 21. KEY ISSUES. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_employment_discrimination_in_the_United_States There is currently no employment protection for the LGBT community within the state of Florida. However, 55% of Floridians live in a place where they are protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
  22. 22. Be vocal. ...because nothing is more important than our humanity “There comes a time when one must take a position that is not safe nor political nor popular but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right”.--Martin Luther
  23. 23. workplace allies. A poll by Small Business Majority shows two-thirds of small business owners support a federal law prohibiting discrimination against LGBT workers and job applicants. [1] Small Business Majority Poll - Small Businesses Support Workplace Nondiscrimination Policies http://www.smallbusinessmajority.org/small-business-research/workplace-nondiscrimination/index.php
  24. 24. workplace allies. LGBT equality is good for business. Increasingly, more employers are beginning to understand that diversity brings the skills, perspective and other assets that are essential to establishing a competitive workforce. Continued lack of support for the passage of a comprehensive Human Rights Ordinance could prevent the most qualified job candidates from considering employment in Jacksonville and cause others around the nation to view our community as “behind the curve” or close-minded. [1] Small Business Majority Poll - Small Businesses Support Workplace Nondiscrimination Policies http://www.smallbusinessmajority.org/small-business-research/workplace-nondiscrimination/index.php
  25. 25. allies of faith. People look to their faith as a source of guidance and inspiration – and LGBT people and our family and friends are no different. The Human Rights Campaign Religion and Faith Program and GLAAD are working to create a world where nobody is forced to choose between who they are or who they love and what they believe. A growing number of religious groups have issued statements officially welcoming LGBT people as members. SOURCE: GLAAD Missing Voices Fact Sheet, a study of religious voices in mainstream media reports about LGBT equality http://www.glaad.org/publications/missingvoices Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
  26. 26. COMMUNITY ALLIES. Since our launch in August 2013, We Are Straight Allies is honored to have been mentioned, featured, discussed, or highlighted by these esteemed organizations, showcasing the work with are doing in the city of Jacksonville, and beyond.
  27. 27. making progress. We Are Straight Allies has played a crucial role, along with the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality, Equality Florida, and the HRC, to gain passage of a resolution at Neptune Beach and workshops leading to the passage of the Human Rights Ordinance in Atlantic Beach, offering protection from discrimination for their LGBT communities.
  28. 28. be authentic. ...because nothing is more important than our humanity “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” -- Margaret Mead 
  29. 29. 10 things every ally needs to know. 1. Being an Ally is About Listening 2.  Stop Thinking of ‘Ally’ as a Noun 3.  ‘Ally’ is Not a Self-Proclaimed Identity 4.  Allies Don’t Take Breaks 5.  Allies Educate Themselves Constantly 6. You Can’t Be an Ally in Isolation 7.  Allies Don’t Need to Be in the Spotlight 8.  Allies Focus on Those Who Share Their Identity 9.  When Criticized or Called Out, Allies Listen, Apologize, Act Accountably, and Act Differently Going Forward 10.  Allies Never Monopolize the Emotional Energy SOURCE: HTTP://EVERYDAYFEMINISM.COM/2013/11/THINGS-ALLIES-NEED-TO-KNOW/
  30. 30. one spark creator ignites controversy SOURCE: HTTP://WWW.FIRSTCOASTNEWS.COM/VIDEOS/NEWS/LOCAL/2014/04/09/7535291/
  31. 31. mayor Andrew gillum ✴With a passion for public service, and the ability to motivate and mobilize people to action, Mayor Andrew D. Gillum is recognized statewide, in Florida, and nationally as an emerging leader. ✴As Mayor, Andrew has launched numerous transformative initiatives, such as: The Tallahassee Future Leaders Academy, a summer jobs program for over 100 Tallahassee youth and Operation Safe Neighborhoods, which is designed to empower neighbors and help deter acts of violence. ✴Mayor Gillum has received numerous awards and recognitions for his passion and service over the years, and has been named an emerging leader by the Congressional Black Caucus, Jet Magazine, Ebony Magazine, the Association of Trial Lawyers for America (ATLA), The Drum Major Institute, IMPACT, and the Washington Post. ✴“Being an ally is important to me because love is never wrong, and equality must continue to be a part of the progress we work to drive in our community, our state, and in our country.” ✴Read more about MAYOR GILLUM here: http://wp.me/ p3PnKk-o4
  32. 32. Pat geraghty ✴Chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Florida Blue State’s largest health plan serving more than 7 million people in Florida  ✴He learned about discrimination early on when his grandfather, an Irish immigrant. was denied employment  ✴Pat is proud to be a Straight Ally, working to build a more inclusive, more fair, community for everyone to live in ✴“Florida Blue stands for inclusiveness and for passing the Human Rights Ordinance in Jacksonville.  We will be supportive in the efforts to work on the changes in the HRO.” ✴Read more about PAT here: http://wp.me/ p3PnKk-73
  33. 33. gloria steinem ✴ Feminist activist, organizer, writer, lecturer ✴ She helped to found the Women's Action Alliance, the National Women's Political Caucus, and Choice USA ✴ Founding president of the Ms. Foundation for Women ✴ “On campuses, people will say, ‘why are the same right-wing people against lesbianism and birth control?’ They find that bizarre. It’s not bizarre. It’s because the right wing is against any form of sexual expression that can’t end in conception. So we have the same adversaries and the same allies.” ✴ Read more about GLORIA here: http:// wp.me/p3PnKk-8N
  34. 34. LUIS “louie” LOPEZ ✴Originally from Los Angeles, Retired Professional Jockey ✴Retired from United States Navy ✴Married with two children ✴“By the time John was twelve, we were convinced he might be gay and were always conscientious to let John know we were accepting, if that was the case. Later, he came out to me as a Transgender young adult and preferred we call her Nina. In Nina's (John) eyes, she was never gay, but someone who has felt, and viewed herself, as a girl at a very early age.” ✴“I personally have seen some of the rejection, prejudice and taunts my daughter has experienced. As a parent, I can be hurt by someone, but if it happens to my children it slices like a dagger every time. The irony is, I always wanted a daughter and a son, and in the end it looks like that is who I have been given.” ✴“My hope is for people will take the time to understand and not judge because everything is not always what it seems to be.” ✴Read more about LOUIE here: http://wp.me/p3PnKk-8i
  35. 35. rachel vitti ✴Wife of Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent of Duval County Schools ✴Mother of four children ✴Social justice advocate ✴The sobering fact is that less than 50 years ago, without the voice of allies, I would have been arrested and jailed for displaying my human right to love a man, who shares my heart, brings me to a poignant pause…my four bi-racial children would have been deemed to be illegitimate and would not have been given the protections and privileges afforded to the children of lawfully wedded parents.” ✴Less than 50 years ago, allies stood to bring a voice to Mildred and Richard Loving and their three children, so they too could benefit from America’s Promise.” ✴Read more about RACHEL here: http://wp.me/ p3PnKk-7e
  36. 36. CALISE FAMILY ✴Matthew J. Calise, son, and Jill Flowers Calise, wife, of James (Jimmy) Calise (1962-2005) ✴Matthew graduated from Florida State University with degrees in both marketing and management ✴Jill received her teaching degree at the University of Florida and Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida ✴Jimmy and Jill were married a little more than 25 years ago, in 1988. One month before their wedding day,  Jimmy learned that he was HIV positive ✴Matthew was born in May, 1989 ✴When Matthew was 7-years-old, his father came out to him as gay ✴By middle school, Jimmy’s HIV had progressed into AIDS ✴Just shy of 16, Matthew’s father passed away ✴To honor the impact that Jimmy had on their lives, Matthew and Jill each got a tattoo that they display with great pride ✴“In our family, we believe that it takes a village to raise a child. We also believe it takes a village to make a change and create a movement. Today, we become a proud part of that community. One that believes in both love and equality for all.” ✴Read more about MATTHEW AND JILL here: http://wp.me/p3PnKk- hO
  37. 37. VIDEO STATEMENT: DR. IRVIN PEDRO COHEN http://youtu.be/02qtKVvm7iE
  38. 38. VIDEO STATEMENT: RABBI JESSE OLITZKY http://youtu.be/aWuuMj8f3QE
  39. 39. PRACTICE EVERYDAY ADVOCACY. ...because nothing is more important than our humanity “There is no hierarchy of oppression.” —Audre Lorde
  40. 40. Action tips. ✴Avoid using biased language and encourage others to do the same, “no homo”, “that’s so gay” ✴Inquire about inclusive intake forms in doctor’s offices, businesses, and schools ✴Discourage sharing of disparaging jokes, cartoons, memes, or videos by your family, friends and colleagues ✴Support businesses and organizations that promote equality ✴Incorporate affirming and inclusive language in your everyday conversations ✴Display your support proudly with stickers, car magnets, ribbons, bracelets or t-shirts from organizations that support equality
  41. 41. our mission. ✴We Are Straight Allies seeks to educate, engage and “call to action” the business, faith-based, military, government, nonprofit, educational, arts and private sectors as we move towards passage of a comprehensive policies that protects the LGBT community against discrimination across the State of Florida. The campaign is designed to reaffirm those who currently support fundamental human rights for all citizens and to further engage those who are ambivalent, previously voted against protections, or who are uninformed about the real challenges that face members of our LGBT community. ✴This is a place for everyday people to share their stories as to how they have seen their loved ones affected by intolerance.  We seek to put an end to the discrimination and violence directed at our fellow LGBT community.  We publicly stand united with our Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender families, friends, co-workers, and communities. ✴For those who have been beaten, tortured, and silenced because of fear or shame, we offer to be your voice, to hold your hands, to stand by your side, and we promise to fight for an end to your mistreatment and suffering. ✴We are your Straight Allies.
  42. 42. COME OUT, TAKE ACTION! ...because nothing is more important than our humanity “Until we are all free, we are none of us free. ” ― Emma Lazarus
  43. 43. SIGN THE PLEDGE. FIND THE PLEDGE ONLINE AT: HTTP://WWW.EQFL.ORG/JAX/STRAIGHTALLYPLEDGE
  44. 44. contact city council. Champion Level contributions are for individuals wanting to support We Are Straight Allies. LET THEM KNOW WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU THAT THEY SUPPORT 
 LGBT EQUALITY AND PASS PROTECTIVE POLICIES
  45. 45. VIA INSTRAGRAM POST YOUR COMING OUT TO VOTE PHOTO WITH THE HASHTAGS #WERSTR8ALLIES #VOTE SHARE YOUR STORY. “I’m Coming Out to #VOTE! #WeAreStr8Allies”
  46. 46. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT. CHANGE YOUR PROFILE PICTURE UPDATE YOUR COVER PHOTO
  47. 47. STAY ENGAGED. •FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR SIGN UP FOR EMAIL UPDATES •EDUCATE YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND COLLEAGUES AS TO THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PASSAGE OF A HRO IN JACKSONVILLE, FL •MAKE SURE YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER HAS A COMPREHENSIVE NON- DISCRIMINATION POLICY ALREADY IN PLACE
  48. 48. next phase. Changing hearts and minds one story, one community, one state at a time.
  49. 49. GET INVOLVED. ✴We Are Straight Allies needs your help!  We are seeking funding to find even more allies like you, across the State of Florida, in order to gain majority support for the passage of comprehensive LGBT 
 Non-Discrimination Protections. ✴Make a financial contribution in any amount to support 
 the campaign. Your support will enable us to run 
 the campaign in local, regional and national print 
 publications, create additional marketing 
 materials, such as postcards and posters, and 
 offer more Straight Ally educational workshops 
 across the State of Florida. ✴Purchase an “I’m Coming Out” T-Shirt.  
 Order yours TODAY.  Publicly show your 
 support for our LGBT Community!
  50. 50. QUESTIONS? ...because nothing is more important than our humanity “If there’s something wrong, SPEAK UP!” ― Pete Seeger
  51. 51. i’m an ally becausE... ...because nothing is more important than our humanity
  52. 52. thank you www.WeAreStraightAllies.com

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