What is an ally?
Being an ally on gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender issues is the process of working to develop individual attitudes, institutions, and culture in which gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people feel they matter. In doing so, allies also work to end homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexism.
The University of Illinois has several Ally networks. Allies are invited to join any and all that seem appropriate. And if there isn't a group that fits you, please talk to email firstname.lastname@example.org about starting one.
Ally Networks & Groups
Faculty, Staff, Student Ally Network--Fall/Spring 2019-2020 Training Dates. Registration Link coming soon!
Fall 2019 Ally Trainings:
-Friday 9/27 2p-4 pm--(facilitators and location TBD)
-Friday 10/25 2p-4pm—SDRP 2009
-Friday 12/6 9:30a – 11:30a--(facilitators and location TBD)
Spring 2020 Ally Trainings:
-Friday 2/21 2p-4 pm--(facilitators and location TBD)
-Friday 4/17 2p-4 pm—SDRP 2009