Ally Initiative

Are you an ally who cares about LGBT equality?

Join the National LGBT Bar Association today!

During the tense political climate, the LGBT Bar is pleased to announce the launch of our Ally Initiative, in which we aim to broaden our reach and inclusion with ally supporters. We aim to build a larger connection with interested lawyers and other legal professionals who do not identify as LGBT, but support and are passionate about LGBT rights. The input and support of allies, especially now, are crucial to amplifying our voices. If you’re a legal professional who is interested in the legal fight for LGBT rights, show your support by registering for membership today.

ALLY QUOTES

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Rick Richardson, LGBT Bar Board member & Vice President & Associate General Counsel, GlaxoSmithKline

“Straight and cisgender allies can speak hard truths to the straight and cisgender community without the perceived agenda that is sometimes attributed to the same message when it comes from a member of the LGBT community.”

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Adeel Mangi, LGBT Bar Board member & Partner, Patterson Belknap

“No embattled minority community should be standing alone today. The issues at stake are too fundamental for our country and our identity as a nation. Only by speaking with one voice can we protect each other.”

BEING AN ALLY: WHY & HOW

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    Equality matters to everyone.

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    Create a more diverse and inclusive community for all.

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    Fight for your LGBT family members, friends, and colleagues.

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    Become more educated about equal rights and freedom from discrimination for all.

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    Come out as an ally. Openly pronounce your support of the LGBT community as an ally.