Jeannie Gainsburg is an educational trainer and consultant in the field of LGBTQ+ inclusion and effective allyship. Formerly the Education Director at the Out Alliance in Rochester, N.Y., she has personally facilitated or cofacilitated more than five hundred trainings and workshops in more than twenty different states at corporations, colleges, government agencies, K-12 schools, hospitals, faith communities, and more. Gainsburg has a BA in psychology from Brown University and an MA in social work and social research from Bryn Mawr College. She was under the impression that a citation was the result of driving too fast until January of 2019, when she received one from the New York State Assembly for Distinguished Educational & Human Rights Services for her work in promoting LGBTQ+ rights and inclusion. The Savvy Ally is her first book. Visit her website and download free ally goodies at: www.savvyallyaction.com.
An ideal, practical, effective, and thoroughly 'user friendly' DIY instructional guide and manual, The Savvy Ally: A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to family, personal, professional, community, college, and university library LGBTQ collections and supplemental curriculum studies lists
Feb. 9, 2020
The Rainbow Roc podcast featured author Jeannie Gainsburg in an hour-long episode about her book and its subject. Link: https://www.mixcloud.com/michael-lill2/rainbow-roc-02092020-hour-1-rainbow-interviews-jeannie-gainsburg-about-her-book-the-savvy-ally/
Oct. 6, 2020
Change Catalyst Founder & CEO, Melinda Briana Epler, talks with Jeannie Gainsburg, author of The Savvy Ally, about responsible and respectful LGBTQ+ allyship.
Oct. 18, 2020
Soulfront Founder, Scott Riddell, talks with Jeannie Gainsburg about her personal ally journey, her new book The Savvy Ally, and best-practices for creating LGBTQ+ inclusive workplaces and schools.
Oct. 28, 2020
Reilly Hirst, of Writers & Books literary center, facilitates this Savvy Ally book reading and interview with Jeannie Gainsburg.
Dec. 14, 2020
Adrianne Behning, Founder of Nursing Uncensored, talks with Jeannie Gainsburg, author of The Savvy Ally, about creating LGBTQ+ inclusive health services and facilities.
The Savvy Ally was chosen as Teaching Tolerance magazine’s spring 2021 staff pick in the category of professional development: https://www.learningforjustice.org/magazine/spring-2021/what-were-reading
The Savvy Ally's YouTube channel has some short videos to help you take action. Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNTbZy88kyTvZklSdiCi00w/videos
12/19/2020 - 55 Plus published an article about author Jeannie Gainsburg and her book, as well as her work in the Rochester community, titled “A Love Letter to the Community.” Link: http://www.roc55.com/features/a-love-letter-to-the-community/