Far too many straight allies center themselves when showing up for activism or even to Pride celebrations. You shouldn’t be at a parade just to take photos of yourself and show the world how great of an ally you are. You should be there to actually support those who need it. Unless an LGBTQ friend invites you, don’t encroach on LGBTQ spaces such as bars, clubs or support groups, as they’re meant to be safe spaces for the people who need them most. If someone calls you out on problematic behavior, hear them out and don’t get defensive. Try to learn what others need and how you can help them get it.