An ally is a person who stands up for those who are oppressed, even when that’s the unpopular thing to do. We vegans might primarily consider ourselves allies to animals, but hopefully we’re allies to oppressed human beings, too – and we can certainly learn from allies in other movements. Oppression is oppression is oppression.
Here’s an ally whose speech is close to my heart, since I’m queer and in love and wishing my country (and not just my state) would recognize Shira and I as married women. Get ready for a beautiful statement of support and love from Washington State Rep. Maureen Walsh (a Republican).