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Allison Rich

Allison Rich
Allison is part of the Grantee Data Technical Assistance team at the Center for Social Innovation. Prior to coming to C4, Allison worked at Project Bread on the annual Walk for Hunger and at AIDS United as a Public Policy Fellow. At American University, Allison received a Masters of Public Policy with a focus on social policy and diversity.
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How to Ally with the LGBTQ Community during Pride Month


I am heartbroken over what happened in Orlando. My heart is with all those we lost, all those who were injured, and all their friends and family. I am an openly lesbian, visibly gender non-conforming person, who is an active member of the Lesbian Gay, Bi, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) community, and like most of the community, I’ve been struggling. I have been visibly Queer for several years now, and although it’s not uncommon for me to get weird looks, to hear homophobic things, or to be misgendered, I’ve generally found a safe place with my friends, family, and in my community.