The Importance of Allies

As noted previously, allies play an important role in the child welfare system by promoting and contributing to organizational and system cultures in which LGBT2SQ people are valued and respected. They model behaviours and practices that affirm the identities, worth, and equality of children and youth.64 Allies stand-up to homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, and all forms of oppression through their ongoing actions.

Allies can feel confident that while their support may seem small, these acts can make a significant difference in the lives of LGBT2SQ children and youth, and promote positive system and organizational change.

RESOURCE: Info and tips on how to be an ally to LGBT2SQ children and youth

How you can be an ally