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treat everyone with equality.

Be aware of your implicit biases. Next time you meet someone new, think of the first thing that comes to mind. Then, think about how that influences your actions.

elevate the voices of LGBTQ+ climbers.

Make space for LGBTQ+ folks to contribute and participate. More representation means more young people will see themselves reflected in the community.

stand up for our rights.

Your opinion can carry more weight than an LGBTQ+ person speaking for their own rights. Call out bad behaviour and educate others where you can. Remember: not all underrepresented groups feel oppressed.

create an inclusive culture.

Consider the spaces we create in climbing and actively welcome others in. Engage openly in shared spaces at the crag, gym and in between. Think about how you can give back.

respect pronouns.

Always ask and never assume what pronouns someone uses. If you forget, it’s okay to ask. If you get it wrong, apologise, move on and try again! If someone corrects you, accept it with grace.

do your own research.

It’s great to be curious about LGBTQ+ culture and issues but not all LGBTQ+ people want to be the source of this information. If you can, do your own research. If it’s appropriate, let’s discuss!

be empathetic.

If you want to share advice, ask first and then offer. What works for one person’s body may not work for someone else. The more open minded we can be about different and unique capabilities, the more we will all be able to challenge expectations and start crushing projects!

make it visible.

Wear your allyship with pride, whether that’s sharing a post online, wearing a pronoun badge or flying a rainbow flag at your gym. Openly share that you’re an ally so that your friends know where you stand.

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