Lifted right from Shakespeare’s Sister's place:
Sometimes people ask me why I’m so passionate about fighting for LGBT equality when I’m not gay. Here’s why:
1) I believe with every ounce of my being in equal rights. I was taught in school from a very early age, as were we all, that
2) I am motivated in many things by this quote from the Rev Martin Niemöller, a Lutheran minister who lived in
3) There are people who I love very much, my family by design, who are gay. Until they are no longer treated as second-class citizens, I will not rest. I fight as a friend.
Sometimes being a straight ally has meant calling out bosses, coworkers, friends, family who use homophobic epithets. Sometimes it has meant writing to my elected representatives. Sometimes it has meant challenging people’s beliefs, patiently and logically, finding an argument to which they can relate. Sometimes it has meant getting confrontational and angry. It always means being uncompromising, unapologetic, and unafraid—which is the very least I can do on behalf of a community who has shown me such a fine example of all three.