I do believe that white people who want to be allies are going to have to take the effort to find out how to best be an ally. It's not going to be enough to simply proclaim oneself on the side of right. We need to ask what is needed. and straight people of all colors and backgrounds are going to have to have the same conversations with LGBT people we profess to support. All Americans are going to have to these conversations with immigrants. And so on. It is more than saying "I am."