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    Jeannie Gainsburg.
    Summary: "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 LGBTQ+ communities"-- Provided by publisher. "Bursting with passion and humor, The Savvy Ally: A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate is a treasure trove for allies to the LGBTQ+ communities. 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; techniques for self-care and sustainable allyship. The Savvy Ally is a vital resource for teachers, mental health professionals, healthcare providers, college professors, faith leaders, family members, and friends who want to support and advocate for the LGBTQ+ people in their lives and help make the world a safer, more inclusive place. This informative, encouraging, and easy-to-understand guidebook will jump-start even the most tentative ally"--Back cover

    Getting started
    Part I: Becoming knowledgeable allies
    Caution: identities being defined!
    Coming out as LGBTQ+
    Orientations, identities, behaviors--oh my!
    Part II: Building skills for having respectful conversations
    Pronouns: sharing, gathering, and using
    LGBTQ+ etiquette tips, common bloopers, and outdated terms
    Gaydar and other problematic assumptions
    Good talk: the art of having useful conversations
    Part III: Taking action to create more inclusive spaces. Straight pride parades and special snowflakes: addressing common questions
    Duct tape patch-up jobs and big fixes
    Creating LGBTQ+ inclusive spaces in different settings
    Taking it to the streets
    Now what? Questions from allies in the real world
    Part IV: Allying responsibly
    Messing up properly
    Backlash against allies