Benefits of Being an Ally You open yourself up to the possibility of close relationships with a significant portion of the population. You have an opportunity to be a part of the LGBT movement for equality. You may become less likely to stereotype according to sex roles. You may increase your ability to have close and loving relationships with same-sex friends. You have opportunities to learn from, teach, and have an impact on a population with whom you might not otherwise interact. You may be the reason an individual finally decides that his or her life is worth something. **Source: Condensed and adapted from N.J. Evans & V. Wall, 1991.