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University’s LGBT Office Urges Student Allies to ‘Do Better’

University’s LGBT Office Urges Student Allies to ‘Do Better’

“Allyship as a concept is a powerful tool to help move the social needle”

This is happening at the University of Oklahoma. It’s a good reminder that you will never be ‘woke’ enough for the left.

The College Fix reports:

Nobody’s perfect: LGBT office trains ‘aspiring’ allies, urges students to ‘do better’

One campus LGBT office has taken the concept of “allyship” to the next level, reminding wannabe LGBT supporters that they are not perfect and never will be.

An “ally,” according to the Human Rights Campaign, is “someone who is supportive of LGBT people.” The term “encompasses non-LGBT allies as well as those within the LGBT community who support each other, e.g. a lesbian who is an ally to the bisexual community.”

The concept has become popular on college campuses in recent years, with LGBT offices offering “ally training” for those who want to support their non-straight friends. Yet one campus has rejected the notion that one can ever truly be an ally.

The University of Oklahoma’s ally training “started nearly 12 years ago…with the intent to change the culture on campus, one person at a time,” the school’s website declares. But at some point since the program’s founding, its architects decided that the term “ally” was insufficient to describe its intent:

We have recently changed the name of LGBTQ+ Ally to LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally, a small but mighty difference. Allyship as a concept is a powerful tool to help move the social needle towards justive [sic]; however, all too often, well intentioned folks can cause harm to those with marganilzed [sic] identities in really significant ways. Aspiring Ally focuses on the continued growth of an individual on their Ally journey.

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What’s the difference between an ally, as used here, and an indentured servant?

I’m same-sex married and old enough to have seen it go from G to GL to GLB to LGB to LGBT to LGBTQSupercalifragilisticexpialidocious and become something really quite atrocious, not to mention embarrassing as hell.

All I have ever wanted to do is live my life with my other half on the same terms as anyone else. That goal has been achieved, and I take “yes” for an answer even if some people deliver it through clenched teeth. Really, that’s it. Never has been anything else, never will be. All of the rest of it is a pile of counterproductive horsesh*t that only serves to make me cringe.

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