The Savvy Ally: A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate

Jeanne Gainsburg, M.S.S. '92

In this humorous and approachable guidebook, Jeanne Gainsburg, M.S.S. '92, an educational trainer and consultant, gives readers plenty of useful tools for LGBTQ+ advocacy, including up-to-date information on identities and LGBTQ+ language, tips for what to say and what not to say when someone comes out to you, LGBTQ+ etiquette, and techniques for respectful conversations. The Savvy Ally also tackles common bloopers to avoid, tools for navigating difficult conversations, and ways to create more LGBTQ+ inclusive spaces, as well as recommendations for self-care and sustainable allyship. A Savvy Ally Action YouTube channel, launched by Gainsburg, features monthly videos with tips on how to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Illustrated edition, 2020)