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Ways to be supportive to your gay neighbors!

For this list the word gay refers to everyone in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

Use the word spouse or partner instead of wife or husband.

Stop by your gay neighbors house and borrow a ladder or cup of sugar.

Ask if organizations you support include non-discrimination policies in their mission statements.

Support gay-owned and gay-friendly businesses.

Let your friends, family and co-workers know that you find gay jokes offensive.

Go see a film at the local LGBT film festival

Let your children spend time with classmates from gay families by inviting their kids over to play.

Encourage your company to adopt domestic partner benefits for employees.

Identify yourself as a straight ally to the gay community.

Locally support these efforts by getting involved with the Cream City Foundation

Donate to support these efforts.

Learn more about these topics at: GLAAD

PFLAG – Straight for Equality Campaign

Visit the Shall Not Be Recognized Photography Show

 

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