It’s important to remember that discrimination and bigotry against LGBTQ people is not always overt. Sometimes it can be subtle, like making a joke that targets someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Other times it can be more overt, like refusing to serve someone at a business because they are LGBTQ.
There are a few things you can do if you witness discrimination or bigotry against LGBTQ people:
- Speak up.
If you see or hear someone say something discriminatory or bigoted against LGBTQ people, speak up. Let the person know that what they’re saying is not okay.
- Stand up for others.
If you see someone being treated unfairly or unfairly because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, stand up for them. Be an ally.
- Support organizations that help LGBTQ people.
There are many organizations that work to help LGBTQ people. Consider donating your time or money to one of these organizations.