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Savvy Ally Action videos launch monthly and offer tips on effective allyship and how to create LGBTQ+ inclusive spaces. Subscribe below and never miss a video.


Jeannie gratefully acknowledges Julie Gainsburg and Noah Wagoner for all of their savvy editing help. 

Workplace Email Etiquette: How to Avoid Guessing at Gendered Titles

Have you ever wondered how to address a professional email when the person writing to you offers no information about how you should refer to them? In this video, Jeannie Gainsburg, author of “The Savvy Ally” offers tips for navigating this dilemma.

What's Up With "Queer"?

Have you ever wondered why someone might use the term “queer” to refer to themselves or a loved one? Have you been unsure whether you should use it too? This video offers guidance on the “whys” and “hows” of the term “queer.”

Five Facts About Nonbinary People

Is being nonbinary the same as being androgynous? Do all nonbinary people use singular they? Is being nonbinary a new trend? Take a look at this 2-minute video for answers to these questions and more.

How to Respond to "That's so Gay!"

"That's so gay!" is still on the list of common put-downs among kids. It's high time we eradicated it. When you hear a child say, "That's so gay!" here are three steps for responding appropriately.

Straight Pride: Why it isn't a Thing

Although there have been some efforts to establish a Pride celebration for straight/cisgender people, the concept hasn’t really taken off. Check out Savvy Ally Action’s 2-minute video to find out why straight/cisgender Pride isn’t a thing and learn why LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations are so necessary.

Why Share Pronouns?

Help folks understand why normalizing the practice of pronoun-sharing is such a savvy ally action. Share your pronouns in your email signature. Then add the word "Why?" with a hyperlink to this video. Thank you for helping to make the world a better place!

Two or More Pronouns? Now What Do I Do?

Have you ever seen someone display more than one personal pronoun, like “she/they”? Have you wondered how you should refer to them? This video offers two tips that will help. Thank you for your efforts to use people’s pronouns respectfully!

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.

10 LGBTQ+ Related Facts That May Surprise You

Ghost sightings, bathroom misconduct, Jane Austen, cheerleading, you’ll find it all here! Take 2 minutes to check out 10 LGBTQ+ related facts that may surprise you.

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.

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Check out the Savvy Ally Action YouTube Channel to see all the videos.

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