What Does It Mean to be an Ally?

Our goal should not be making coming out safe, but to make it unnecessary.

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in our communities and our own thinking that makes coming out such a brave act. Our goal should not be making coming out safe, but to make it unnecessary.

We can hide behind “who you love is your business,” but that doesn’t cover it. The people I love are straight, they are gay, they are bisexual, they are transgender, they are refusing to label themselves. This world should be safe for all of them. Their eyes should never know fear.

Mychal Denzel Smith is a writer, social commentator and mental health advocate. Visit his official website or follow him on Twitter.