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

Author: Jeannie Gainsburg

Paperback |

An enjoyable, humorous, encouraging, easy to understand guidebook for being an ally to LGBTQ+ communities. (286 pages)


ISBN: 9781538169247 | Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield (USA) | Published: 2023

Category: LGBTQ+

Chock full of practical and useful tools for LGBTQ+ advocacy. This fully revised second edition includes:The most current information on identities and LGBTQ+ language;Tips for respectfully sharing, gathering, and using pronouns;LGBTQ+ etiquette, including common language bloopers to avoid;Tools for navigating difficult conversations;Best practices for creating LGBTQ+ inclusive spaces;Appropriate actions to take after messing up; andTechniques for self-care and sustainable allyship.This book will be useful for teachers, counselors, social workers, nurses, medical technicians and college professors, as well as the non-freaked out parent who wants to be supportive of their LGBTQ+ child, but doesn't know how. This is not a book about why to be an ally. This is a book about how to be an ally. The goal of The Savvy Ally is to build the reader's confidence in their ability to have respectful and useful conversations for and with LGBTQ+ individuals, and to offer tools to be effective advocates for change.