SAVVY ALLY VIDEOS
IN THIS FUN AND ENCOURAGING VIDEO SERIES, JEANNIE GAINSBURG SHARES TIPS ON EFFECTIVE ALLYSHIP AND HOW TO CREATE LGBTQ+ INCLUSIVE SPACES. SAVVY ALLY VIDEOS LAUNCH MONTHLY. SUBSCRIBE BELOW AND NEVER MISS A VIDEO!
JEANNIE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES
JULIE GAINSBURG AND NOAH WAGONER
FOR ALL OF THEIR SAVVY EDITING HELP.
Five Things Allies Need to Know About Pride
Bring your best and most respectful self to Pride events this year and help make them fun and safe for everyone. Enjoy!
The Importance of Pronouns
(And Getting Them Right)
For those of us who always have the correct pronouns used for us it’s easy to be oblivious to their importance, but pronouns are important to us all! Check out Savvy Ally Action’s May video to learn more about the importance of pronouns and getting them right.
What's Up with "Cisgender"?
Have you heard people use the word “cisgender”? Have you wondered what it means and why it was needed? Savvy Ally Action’s 3-minute video “What’s Up with ‘Cisgender’?” shares information on the history of this term, what it means, and why everyone should embrace this wonderful word.
The Straight/Cisgender Life
Savvy Ally Action’s one-minute April video is a must see!
Assume Goodwill: A Great Concept with a Bad Reputation
Have you heard of the concept assume goodwill? It’s a wonderful tool that you can use when you’re educating others after they’ve accidentally said or done something offensive or hurtful. Check out Savvy Ally Action’s 3-minute video to learn how it should and shouldn’t be applied.
Gaydar: A Useless Item
Think you’ve got great “gaydar”? Think again! Check out Savvy Ally Action’s funny 2-minute video to learn a little more about how “gaydar” really works and what respectful allies can do with it. Thank you for helping to ensure that everyone can express themselves authentically, without feeling judged or labeled.
3 Tips for Gathering Pronouns
(Without Making it Awkward)
Knowing people’s pronouns is important so we can refer to them correctly. Knowing how to ask for them is equally important. Savvy Ally Action’s 3-minute video will share three tips for gathering pronouns in a respectful way without putting anyone who might not want to share on the spot.
What's Up with Singular They?
Have you heard people use the pronoun they to mean one person? Were you taught that this is grammatically incorrect? Savvy Ally Action’s 3-minute video, “What’s Up with Singular They?” shares five reasons why you should embrace this wonderful word.
Form Reform: Beyond the "M" and "F" Boxes
Ensuring that our forms are LGBTQ+ inclusive is a wonderful way to welcome LGBTQ+ people to your agency, store, faith community, or school. There are lots of ways to make your forms more LGBTQ+ inclusive, moving beyond the standard “M” and “F” boxes is a great start. In this 3-minute video Savvy Ally Action shares some simple tips for creating better and more inclusive forms. Thank you for making the world a better place, one form at a time!
What To Do When You Mess Up
We all mess up. Sometimes we get people’s names and pronouns wrong, and then we feel awful. This video shares the best way to respond when you mess up and tips for getting it right the next time.