What It Means To Be An “Ally”
An ally is someone who defends, promotes, and supports those around them. In the LGBTQIA+ community, it refers to someone who is heterosexual or cisgender yet works to make the world a better place for LGBTQIA+ individuals.
Being an ally for LGBTQIA community involves supporting equal rights for all people, regardless of colour, sexual orientation, gender, or religion, performing your role to combat prejudice and fight for equality, and working to make the world a better place for LGBTQIA+ people.
Finley the pomeranian is the ideal example of it. He has a huge fan base, in which people make cute pup memes and send them to fan art.
He recently posted a TikTok stating that he was an Ally to the LGBTQIA+ community and that his Parent was also a member of this community. As a result, he lost thousands of followers on his Instagram “@finleythepompom” overnight.
What is LGBTQIA+
LGBTQIA+ is the acronym for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning, asexual, and several other terms (such as non-binary and pansexual).
Prejudice Against LGBTQIA+ People
Prejudice can refer to any act or behaviour that separates people based on age, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. It may be necessary to revoke or extend preferential treatment.
Prejudice can take numerous forms and show up in several situations. Any environment that involves contact with another person, from the job to your doctor’s office or a grocery shop you visit, can become a zone of prejudice.
Prejudice is not something that can or should be easily rejected. However, many people believe they must reject prejudice to keep the peace. However, supporting or advocating discriminatory acts has real-world implications for threatened individuals.
Finley the pomeranian works hard and will continue to show his support for this community. To show solidarity, he has decided to update his Instagram profile photo, depicting a photo of himself with the Progress Pride Flag in the background.
PROGRESS PRIDE FLAG
Graphic designer Daniel Quasar added a five-coloured chevron to the basic Rainbow Flag in 2018 to highlight the role of “inclusion and advancement.” This Progress Pride Flag added five arrow-shaped lines to the six-coloured Rainbow Flag, which is universally recognized as the symbol of the LGBTQIA+ community.
The flag includes black and brown stripes representing the backward LGBTQIA+ communities of colour and the pink, light blue and white colours used on the Transgender Pride flag.
Every year in June, the LGBT community comes together to celebrate in different ways. Various events are held worldwide during this unique month to recognise the impact LGBT people have had on the world.
Pride Month is also a chance to protest and raise political awareness about current community issues peacefully. Finely the pomeranian will be attending these events in the UK to further show his support for the community.