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A Thoughtful and Encouraging Approach to Effective LGBTQ+ Allyship

This is an image of Jeannie Gainsburg, the founder of Savvy Ally Action and author of the book "The Savvy Ally."


Savvy Ally Action Workshops and Book Talks

Savvy Ally Action workshops and book talks are highly interactive, non-judgmental, and chock-full of useful ally tips, with entertaining pop quizzes along the way. Treat your organization or school to a workshop they’ll actually enjoy!

This is a cartoon creature that's used in one of the Savvy Ally Action videos. These videos are two minutes long and offer tips for being an ally to the LGBTQ+ communities.


Savvy Ally Action Mini Videos

Savvy Ally Action videos, launched monthly, offer tips on effective allyship and creating LGBTQ+ inclusive spaces in funny and easy to understand nibbles.

This is an image of the 2nd edition of the book "The Savvy Ally: A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate."


The Savvy Ally: 2nd Edition

“If you’re interested in being an effective ally to the LGBTQ+ communities then put this book on your required-reading list and learn from one of the best. Gainsburg’s savviness, warmth, sensitivity, and humor emanate from every page. You’re going to love this book.” - Sarah Kate Ellis, CEO of GLAAD


The world needs more allies. Whether you are already fired up about being an ally to the LGBTQ+ communities and are currently out there doing ally stuff or you are just a little ally-curious, thank you for checking out this website and for your interest in creating a more equitable, safe, and inclusive world.

Savvy Ally Action workshops, videos, handouts, and the book, The Savvy Ally, were all created to develop more confident, active allies who are effective advocates for change. They include a collection of the most useful pointers for having respectful and effective conversations, the most common places that allies get tripped up or stuck, and the most updated practices for creating LGBTQ+ inclusive spaces.

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