Ally Guide @ UIS

Welcome to the Ally Guide @ UIS! This is a resource for ally students, staff, and faculty. Contained in this guide is information for anyone who is or would like to become a LGBTQIA+ ally. The guide is a tool to understand and review UIS services, local and regional resources, and helpful educational information. Please do not hesitate to contact the Gender and Sexuality Student Services (, 217-206-8316) with questions and to suggest additions to the guide.

Allies are some of the most effective and powerful voices for LGBTQIA+ equality and inclusion. Not only can allies help people in the coming out process, they also help others understand the importance of equality, fairness, acceptance and mutual respect. An ally can merely be someone who is supportive and accepts an LGBTQIA+ person, or an ally can be someone who personally advocates for equal rights and fair treatment.


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