Really nice to see this gay male ally talk about the a-ha! moment that
shattered his biphobia. We also like that, unlike many others, he is
able to admit that his own experience isn’t universal and that other
people may experience their sexuality differently.
1. Shut up and listen
2. Don’t invade spaces
3. Shut up and listen
4. Use the voices of this you are in alliance with and amplify them
5. Educate yourself
6. Educate others
7. Shut up
9. If you don’t understand, ask someone of that community POLITELY
10. Be Polite
11. Shut up
13. Don’t act like you know more about the people you’re in alliance with
14. Shut up and listen
I found this moment quite symbolic as I stumbled across these two girls intertwined with each other, hiding underneath a Pride rainbow flag as they shared a private moment together. In a way it shows how they feel protected underneath the rainbow, free from prejudice and labelling. In another light it could show them hiding from the world underneath what they find safe, but either way I think this is my favourite photo from London Pride, 2015.
Every summer, LGBTQ individuals gather all over the world to celebrate their pride in their identities and community. Yet after 45 years of celebrations, it’s clear that not everybody understands how to be the best allies possible during these events. Here’s what everybody needs to know about Pride, according to some of those at the forefront of the movement.