What is an Aggie Ally?
Individuals that identify as LGBTQ+ have historically, experienced systemic and personal marginalization. In addition to a lack of representation, individuals may perceive a campus climate as unsafe, exclusive, or openly hostile. When such conditions exist, not only is the integrity of a diverse campus community threatened, but the mission and values of a university to develop and grow students is challenged.
Allies include staff, faculty, and students at Texas A&M University who display an Ally placard outside their office or residence hall room upon completion of an Aggie Allies Workshop. This sign identifies them as individuals who are willing to provide a safe haven, a listening ear, and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer+ people or anyone dealing with sexual orientation issues.
While Aggie Allies workshops do not prepare participants to counsel LGBTQ+ individuals, it does provide participants with information and resources that will help eliminate myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes often associated with individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.
For more information on how you can become an Aggie Ally, please visit allies.tamu.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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GLBT Resource Center • Texas A&M University • College Station, TX 77843-1257
Phone: 979.862.8920 || Fax: 979.845.6138 || E-mail: email@example.com