What is a straight ally?
Did you know that straight allies have their very own Pride flag? Of course, you can always wave a Rainbow flag at pride, but the Straight Ally flag lets people know that despite not being part of the LGBT+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, non-binary, genderqueer) that you are 100 per cent supportive.
A straight ally, is, what we call around here a decent human being. Someone who respects LGBT+ people for who they are and wants to ensure all people in that community are treated equality and are allowed to live with dignity.
Some allies fight with and march alongside members of the community for equality and visibility others are more backseat – both are absolutely fine and important.
So if you’re heterosexual and want to show your support you can get a straight-ally flag to wave at pride or even wear a subtle piece of jewellery to show your LGBT+ family members, friends or co-workers that you’re on their side.