“I think a lot of the opposition to gay marriage and to gay rights generally is the result of fear; the fear of what we don’t understand…By standing up and being strong supporters of what is right we can show them there’s nothing to be afraid of.
I am a straight ally but I don’t really like that term, because fact of the matter is as somebody with two gay moms it’s my community too. I don’t know if I know anybody who does not have either a close friend or family member who isn’t gay. We all know somebody and it’s all a part of our community. As soon as you start trying to take away the rights of one person, the whole thing could unravel.”
Zach Wahls on what it means to be an ally via The Advocate