Be an ally to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students.
The Gay, Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has launched a new campaign, "Think Before You Speak." The goal is to show how important the language we use is, and how everyday conversations can sometimes pack unintended, hurtful words. On GLSEN's Web site, you can write your own mini-pledge, and agree to be an ally to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students. In becoming an ally, you promise not to use homophobic words and phrases – such as “that’s so gay” – and to educate others when you hear them being used. Once you’ve taken the pledge, invite your friends to do the same!