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Being an Ally

Your support can make a major impact on an individual before, during, and after their coming out process.

There are a variety of reasons in which someone might decide to come out to you. They may have chosen to come out to you because you are a:

  • close friend or family member and they want to have an honest and genuine relationship with me.
  • person who will be understanding and accepting; and therefore trust you with this very personal information.
  • person who they’ve decided to come out to before they really know you in order to establish an honest relationship from the beginning.

For tips on being an ally, download the “Being an ALLY” brochure.

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