Dear Friends and Allies,
Hi, we are Allies 4 Equality, the gay-straight alliance at James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. We would like to introduce you to Allie the Ally. Allie is coming to
visit you because you are either a member or ally of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) community.
You can print Allie on a color printer and fold her where her hands meet so that there is a front and a back. Please take a picture with Allie in a place that is important to you or your group. Send us the picture along with a brief message to us and to other LGBTQ teens and adults.
Your message could comment on why LGBTQ rights and awareness is important to you, and/or something you would like to tell youth that may be struggling with their sexuality or acceptance. Our goal for this project is to spread awareness of LGBTQ issues, and to give hope to LGBTQ youth that maybe be struggling with acceptance, from others or themselves. We hope to post pictures and messages from people and groups from all over the world to demonstrate the level of support that is available for LGBTQ youth. If you prefer, you can create a video with your message instead of writing it out.
We will post the pictures and messages on our Facebook page (facebook.com/AllietheAlly), our Tumblr page (allietheally.tumblr.com), and our Twitter (@AllieTheAlly).
If you have questions please email us at email@example.com. Please send us your pictures and messages either by mail, email, or submission to the Tumblr page. Then pass Allie on to someone else you know is a member or ally of the LGBTQ community. Let’s send Allie around the world!
Thanks for being a supporter of LGBTQ youth and for sticking up for what is right when you see injustice.
Blake Allies 4 Equality
J.H. Blake High School
300 Norwood Road
Silver Spring, MD 20905
Sponsors: Mary Wagner (Mary_D_Wagner@mcpsmd.org) and Deena Barlev (Deena_T_Barlev@mcpsmd.org)