In relation to issues of oppression, an ally is defined as "a person who is a member of the 'dominant' or 'majority' group who works to end oppression in his or her personal and professional life through support of, and as an advocate with and for, the oppressed population."
The following are four basic levels of ally development and are related specifically to becoming an ally to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) persons.
Adapted from: Evans, N.J. & Wall, V.A. (1991) Beyond Tolerance: Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals on Campus.
Once you've completed your Safe Zone training session, stay active in the Safe Zone community. Read tips for ongoing Safe Zone Ally Involvement.