How to be an Ally

How to be an Ally
You can find this storyboard in the following articles and resources:
Gender and Sexuality

Gender and Sexuality

Lesson Plans by Patrick Healey

Human sexuality is a nuanced topic and students may be presented with conflicting information. Tackling the topic in the classroom can be a complex task for anyone, but ignoring the topic isn't a solution. Teens today want to talk about this subject, and the role of the teacher is to facilitate the discussion in an educational and progressive manner.

Check out some of our other educational articles!

Storyboard Description

How to be an ally for the LGBTQ community

Storyboard Text

  • I have to go, but thanks for listening!
  • I'm not sure how to say this...
  • Looking into other issues facing the LGBTQ community is a sign of a great ally. Be a resource to others when needed.
  • No problem. I'm going to look up some stuff online. See you in class. 
  • Being there to listen is a simple way to be a good ally. You may be the only person they feel comfortable coming to.
  • Just try, I'm all ears. 
  • Everything you just told me stays with me. 
  • Keeping an open mind when someone is opening up to you is important. An effective ally is actively thinking about the effect of phobias on LGBTQ individuals.
  • I feel so much better that I was able to talk to someone about this!
  • If someone is coming out or opening up to you, an ally is someone who respects confidentiality. Assume that this person wants you to know only.
Over 20 Million Storyboards Created
Storyboard That Family