The savvy ally : a guide for becoming a skilled LGBTQ+ advocate / Jeannie Gainsburg.
- ISBN: 9781538139400
- ISBN: 1538139405
- ISBN: 9781538136775
- ISBN: 1538136775
- Physical Description: xi, 171 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
- Copyright: ©2020
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Getting started -- Becoming knowledgeable allies -- The glossary is at the back -- Coming out as LGBTQ+ -- Orientations, identities, behaviors! Oh my! -- Building skills for having respectful conversations -- LGBTQ+ etiquette -- Gaydar and other problematic assumptions -- Good talk : The art of having useful conversations -- Common bloopers -- Taking action to create more LGBTQ+ inclusive spaces -- Straight pride parades and special snowflakes : Addressing common questions -- Duct tape patch-up jobs and big fixes : Two paths to travel towards more inclusive spaces -- Taking it to the streets -- Allying responsibly -- Ally backlash -- Sustainability.
"The Savvy Ally: A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate is an enjoyable, humorous, encouraging, easy to understand guidebook for being an ally to the LGBTQ+ communities. It is chock full of practical and useful tools for LGBTQ+ advocacy, including: Current and relevant 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, common bloopers to avoid, tools for effectively navigating difficult conversations, suggestions for addressing common questions and concerns, actions for creating more LGBTQ+ inclusive spaces, Recommendations 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 parents who want to be supportive of their LGBTQ+ child, but don'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 create more confident, active allies who are effective advocates for change. This informative, entertaining, and supportive guidebook will surely jump-start even the most tentative ally." --Provided by publisher.