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Supporting LGB people

Supporting your gay friend
You don’t have to be gay, lesbian or bisexual to recognise the injustice and discrimination that the people in these communities face. You may be straight, but you can still be an ally or supporter.

You can start by thinking about how you feel about your own sexual orientation, and learning more about the discrimination that gay people face. Be open to hearing other people’s stories, and think of it as a learning experience.

Straight allies help teach others to be more open and accepting. You don’t have to be an activist to be an ally: just be a good friend if you know someone who is gay, lesbian or bisexual.