How To Be An LGBTQ Ally!
I trust you are practicing good hygiene and doing your best to stay safe. We're hopeful that we will all get through these difficult times together. So, hang in there.
Today, I will share some information about how to be an LGBTQ ally, especially in a country like Nigeria where people spew homophobia even without provocation. I will also share which items in our store can help identify with the community.
I don't know about you, but people frequently ask me how they can support the community. It's a great question I love to hear because it shows interest and care. So, here's a short video with some great tips on how to be an LGBTQ ally!
Like we say, "ally no be for mouth"! One key thing to add is that being an ally is a verb; so it's not enough to just to say that you are ally and leave it at that. Being an ally means actually standing up and speaking out when people say or do things deliberately to hurt the community.
To be honest, wearing a t-shirt with Pride colors will spark conversations - and you should be ready to have conversations about what it means to wear one, otherwise, there's really no point in wearing one. This will be an opportunity to be a vocal ally.
Also, being an ally is a journey. Don't be afraid to ask questions! Mistakes will be made and you can learn from them. If you are called out for something you said or did, simply apologize and commit to doing better and then move on!
Now that you know the many ways to be an LGBTQ ally, it's time to actually be an ally by supporting our organization! 10% of net proceeds for the month of June will be donated to the Be A Rainbow project at One Action Foundation. This is your opportunity to put your money where your mouth is.
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Till next time,
From Pamela and the team at the EH Online Store.