We need your help – sign the Straight Ally Pledge TODAY! Tell our City Council you support a comprehensive Human Rights Ordinance in Jacksonville, FL that bans discrimination against sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace or at school.
My name is Brennan Campa. I am a 14 year-old who attends Paxon, School for Advanced Studied in Jacksonville, FL. I enjoy playing soccer, basketball and being with my friends. This effort is important because I believe no matter what race, gender sexuality etc. someone is, people should all have equal rights and they should be treated with respect. Everybody should have equal opportunities and unfortunately in our society today, that just is not the case. I am a straight ally because I want my mother to have the same rights as everyone else.
“We Are Straight Allies” would not be possible without the support and commitment from our incredible community. Much love & light to our beautiful ad/video subjects:
Irvin “Pedro” Cohen | Natalie, Paul & Johanna Cordova | Frieda Saraga | Brennan Campa | Pastor Victoria Hamilton | Pastor William Hamilton | Pat Geraghty | Hope McMath | Ronald Breaker | Steve Halverson | Rachel Vitti | Rev. Dr. Bruce Havens | Darnell Smith | Luis Lopez | John Delaney
We hope that you enjoy these images from the photo/video shoots as much as we have enjoyed creating this movement. Find the Album on Facebook
Stay tuned for a new ad release this week! Join us by sending in your own “Coming Out” as a Straight Ally photo. Come out of the closet, car, ocean, grocery store, church. Come out…wherever you are!
Today I’m coming out….
as a Straight Ally….
in support of LGBT equality.
and the Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance.
in support of my brother.
in support of my sister.
in support of my mother.
in support of my father.
in support of my friends.
in support of my colleague.
in support of my employees.
in support of my community.
in support of non-discrimination.
in support of everyone’s right to marry.
in support of basic Human Rights.
in support of the pursuit of happiness.
in support of LOVE.
I will stand by your side….
I’m coming out….because there is nothing more important than our humanity.
We are Straight Allies.
We are mothers and fathers teaching our children to love and accept each other’s intrinsic humanness. We are sisters and brothers holding the hands of our siblings with great pride in who they are. We are co-workers who want to see our colleagues treated fairly, free from bias and discrimination. We are young and old who believe that we live in the land of the free, where all people are created equal. We are clergy and missionaries shepherding our congregations to welcome everyone into their hearts, openly and without judgment. We are veterans who have fought for the freedom of others across the ocean and who will continue to fight for basic human rights on our own native soil. We are citizens who believe in everyone’s right to pursue their own happiness.
We are Straight Allies.
From Stonewall to the demise of DOMA, we are the family and friends of Harvey Milk, Marco McMillian, Matthew Shepard, Ebony Whitaker and Amanda Gonzalez-Andular. We are following in the legacy of other great Movements: Abolitionist Movement, Women’s Suffrage, Eastern European Liberation Movement, Farm Workers, the Civil Rights, and the Feminist movements. We are helping lead the growing chorus in this fight.
We are Straight Allies…because nothing is more important than our humanity.