3 Comedians Give Pretty Great Advice On Being An Ally

Funny people share their thoughts on what makes a good friend to the LGBT community.

Fun. and Rachel Antonoff’s foundation The Ally Coalition has just released new clips discussing what it takes to be a good ally to the LGBTQ community. In them, comedians Bob Saget, Eliot Glazer, and John Early offer their thoughts on the importance of friends and family in the march toward equality, and give their advice to young people, letting them know that not only will it get better, but frankly, it's getting better already.

Take it from John Early: “Trust that your interests in weird cultural things are going to make you so interesting down the line.”

It’s true. You could be bullied for having an obsession with pop culture or dance or fashion (or anything really), but sticking to your individual interests and not molding yourself in the image of “normal” actually benefits everyone, in the end.

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Since The Ally Coalition started, they've featured so many stars, welcoming people like Lena Dunham, Ingrid Michaelson, Janeane Garofalo, JD Samson, and Abbi Jacobson of "Broad City." The foundation’s goal is to inspire the music, fashion and entertainment communities to take action for LGBTQ equality, and it's a goal we should all have. Though marriage may be legal for everyone (in America) now, it definitely didn’t end discrimination or homophobia. We all have a long way to go.

Fans can also join the fun (pun intended) by writing a statement in support of LGBTQ youth, taking a selfie with it, and posting it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tagging the @AllyCoalition. We can also show our support by tweeting @AllyCoalition, or by liking them on Facebook.

Being unique is, in the end, a blessing. And letting others be themselves is the least we all can do.