1: Wear your colors, I wore the rainbow Virginia is For Lovers t-shirt out to dinner last Friday evening.
2: Correct the gender assumption about your spouse or significant other. When someone says "what does your wife do" it is easier to just answer, "a retired college professor" than it is to say, "husband, and he is a retired college professor." Do the hard part - correct the gender assumption.
3: Use the correct pronoun. When talking about yourself, your lover, or a friend, use the correct pronoun. If it upsets someone, good for you, on alerting them to their shortcoming.
4: Read an LGBTQ themed book, if you can buy one - support LGBTQ+ authors.
5: Speak out against hate. Write a blog post, write a political letter, write an editorial, show up at the library book board.
6: Be an ally - stand up for others -
7: Speak out against "isms." Sexism, racism, hetrosexism, ableism. If we stand together for one another we can change the world.
8: Spend money with LGBTQ+ businesses. Local or online, support those who support diversity. Don't support businesses that don't.
9: If there is a parade, party, or festival nearby - go - stand out- be seen.
10: Write a blog post supporting LGBTQ+ individuals.