Becoming an AllyThe word ally primarily means for a nation to take sides in a war or potential war. Usually there is a mutual defense treaty.
Working to create a more equitable and inclusive school, community and society starts by looking inward. The “tools” described in this section provide guidelines and a general direction for this lifelong process that can bring about a fundamental change in our perspectives and attitudes.
These tools are intended for all members of the school community. They recognize that everyone has a part to play in creating an equitable and inclusive culture. Everyone has the capacity to be an ally to those who have been marginalized and excluded.
There is a new definition:
: one that is associated with another as a helper : a person or group that provides assistance and support in an ongoing effort, activity, or struggleFollowing the metaphor, this means that LGBT folks are at war with straights, and straights are allies if they side with the LGBT. There is no indication that the LGBTs will help the straights in any way.
a political ally
She has proven to be a valuable ally in the fight for better working conditions.
—often now used specifically of a person who is not a member of a marginalized or mistreated group but who expresses or gives support to that group
The storyline on "Glee" captures something larger that we are seeing with a new generation of allies (allies are people who support LGBT rights but aren't LGBT themselves).—
David M. Hall
No, I do not think that the public schools should take sides in the culture wars in this way. They are trying to get normal kids to side with perverts.