I spend a lot of time talking to groups of people, telling them why civil/legal equality is important to me, but I realize that I rarely hear from allies why this is important to them. Please tell me your stories. Why are you an ally? What are the LGBT-related issues most important to you? Are you involved because you find injustice repugnant, because you are upset to see your best friend treated poorly, because your god tells you to, or something else?