The month of June marks Pride month, a time where the LGBTQ+ community commemorates the Stonewall Riots that took place in New York City in late June 1969, and recognizes the impact LGBTQ+ people have had on the world. At the same time, it signifies a call to action to continue the fight for the queer community's goals of diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity. This ongoing struggle demands the support of thoughtful, supportive allies to make progress.

Marginalized communities, like the queer community, need people who are genuinely committed to forming a long-term, life-long alliance to speak out against prejudice and discrimination, not self-congratulatory, shallow performances of allyship for one month out of the year. While straight, cisgender people may feel there is no immediate benefit to being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, the truth is that we all reap the rewards of our collective efforts to create a more accepting, better-educated world that treats everyone with dignity, respect, and equality, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.

To help allies who are looking to further their knowledge while also amplifying queer voices in the workplace, we asked the LGBTQ+ community within Propeller to share their thoughts on what they think people outside of their community can do to empower and support their LGBTQ+ colleagues.