Learning about and Advocating for the LGBTQIA+ Community

A person who is committed to learning about and advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community seeks out educational opportunities and takes action to offer support to a marginalized group of which they do not identify. For example, if you are a cisgender person you can learn about and speak up for someone who is Transgender. If you are a Black person you can learn about and speak up for someone who is Asian.

Being committed to and learning about and advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community involves ongoing reflection of your privilege and working to understanding the experiences of people who have identities that differ from yours. Rather than speak for someone else, it is imperative to listen carefully to impacted people and follow their lead, knowing that they will never be an expert on someone else’s experiences.

Read the articles below or visit the Gender Equity Center to learn more.