Source: So You Want to Wear a Safety Pin
There are many people within our own borders that no longer feel safe and welcomed in the US. For those that are advocates of equality, and plan to take a stand against the increase in mistreatment, this article is for you. If you are a person that wants to take a stand, but have no idea how to actually start, or what taking a stand means, this article can be your guiding light. It’s not the perfect way, but it does provide insight into what you are getting into, before you get into it.
Too often are people making decisions, and then regretting them later. Make an informed decision this time. You don’t want to be the person that opens up for help, but then turns out to be the same type of person those in need of help are running from do you? In a time of dire crisis, we need people willing to take a stand. You do not have to be a front line leader, but showing that you care is one way to take a stand. Sometimes, all people really need is the support of another. Nothing more, nothing less.
Giving someone your support does not always mean providing shelter. Sometimes, it’s simply being a shoulder to lean on, or an open ear. I encourage you to read the article, even if you already have a strong knowledge base on the situation(s) at hand, or have already been an active activist (get it?). Take some time and just read the article. From there, you can make a more informed decision.