I pledge to be an ally to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. As an ally, I support the Out@Anderson LGBTQ Club and their efforts to lead diversity initiatives. Beyond the Anderson campus, I will do my best to ensure that friends, family, coworkers, and colleagues feel safe and supported. I will stand up against gender discrimination and all other prejudices directed at members of the LGBTQ community. I will work to create an inclusive environment for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations recognizing that diversity is a force that enhances our shared human experience.
I will let my family, friends, and colleagues know that I support equality for LGBTQ people when it is appropriate and acknowledge my own uncertainties when necessary.
Whether I am responding to an anti-gay joke or remark, discussing current events, or correcting misinformation or a commonly held stereotype, I will stand up for equality.
I will join Out@Anderson allies by signing this pledge and incorporating small, every day actions to demonstrate my support for the LGBTQ community to help move equality forward.
Allies @ Anderson
The following individuals have signed the ally pledge, making a commitment to standing up for the LGBTQ community at Anderson and beyond.
Dean Judy Olian
Alexandra Carey '15
John Kapteyn '15
Kelsey Ziegler '16
Mary Kelly McKenzie '16
Kunal Gupta '15
Devon Dickau '15
more names coming soon!