The allies among us…

Michael Anthony Goodman

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“Is the Gay Community Scaring Away Our Straight Allies?”

This was the title of an article I recently came across, and after being startled by the number of straight and allied friends who had posted it shortly after its release. The startling feeling did not come from the content of the piece – in fact, I agree with the writer’s sentiments. Rather, my pause mostly comes from the amount of friends who shared some sense of agreement that the gay community has, in fact, scared off many of our trusted allies. Consequently, I was happy to see this posted by certain friends, and specifically ones coming from various pockets of my life (or past lives, for that matter). The dissonance is positive, and it means people are processing what all of this means for them and how it plays out in their life. We have a unique opportunity to capitalize…

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