Swarthmore’s website has several great resources for supporting and allying with the LGBTQ+ community.
We wanted to share a few ways to demonstrate your commitment to and support for the LGBTQ+ community:
- Familiarize yourself with what preferred pronouns are, if you don’t already know. Vanderbilt University has some great proactive ways to get started (one page PDF).
- Put your preferred pronouns in your email signature, if you haven’t already. This is both a clarifying and supportive gesture, and here’s how to do it, via Samuel Merritt University. Including a link to this definition of pronouns is helpful, too.
- Learn more about being an ally from this Cornell University post.
This is, of course, not a comprehensive list. It’s a starting point. And we hope you’ll get started or continue expanding your knowledge.
Here’s an example of my email signature:
Joel F. W. Price ’00
Technology Education Coordinator
Information Technology Services