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What is an Ally?

Allies include staff, faculty, and students at Rice University who display an Ally placard outside their office or on-campus living space. This sign identifies them as individuals who are willing to provide a safe haven, a listening ear, and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people or anyone dealing with sexual orientation issues.

All Allies have attended a training workshop to learn about the benefits and responsibilities of being an Ally. Every Ally has signed an Allies contract before posting their placard.

Some Allies choose to advocate more visibly by participating in events sponsored by Queers and Allies at Rice.