What’s an ally?

When I first created and funded the Transparency project, many people asked me, “If you’re not transgender, why are you doing this project?” I think it’s a reasonable question but it made me wonder, does one have to be an self-identified member of a group in order to take an interest and advocate for that group?

My friends have described me as an ally; “someone who advocates for and supports members of a community other than their own; reaching across differences to achieve mutual goals.”

Here’s a good primer on how to be one.


What’s an allly?

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