By John Himpe News Talk If your school turns you down, tells you that you have to change the name of your GSA or that it can't be focused on LGBT issues, tells you that students have to have parental permission to join the GSA when it doesn't require that for other clubs, or tries to tell you that the GSA can't do things that other clubs get to do like have a photo in the yearbook or make club announcements, you should contact the ACLU. Gay-Straight Alliances, or GSAs, are student-led and student-organized school clubs that aim to create a safe, welcoming, and accepting school environment for all youth, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. A GSA meeting is no more about sex than the homecoming dance or any other school-sponsored activity. Is anti-gay harassment a problem at your school? Research has shown that LGBT students hear fewer homophobic slurs, experience less harassment, have better attendance, and feel safer at schools that have GSAs. GSAs help make schools safer for all students by providing support, educating others in their school about LGBT issues, and engaging in awareness activities like the national Day of Silence. Click here for a printable PDF version.
Described as "perhaps the most important precursor of the GSA movement," Los Angeles' Project 10 is seen as the.
Mission, Vision, & History – GSA Network
GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate. GSA clubs, or GSAs for short, are student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them.
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Search Submit search Suggested Search. The group is student-directed. Hundreds of Alberta teachers, students attend gay-straight alliance conference. Flyers More weekly flyers.
The History of the GSA Movement in Schools. Perhaps the most important precursor of the GSA movement is Los Angeles's Project 10, which is widely. History.
So, what exactly is a Gay Straight Alliance
GSAFE has roots going back to when we were two all-volunteer in – when we became known as Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools.
While there are a couple of organizations that have tried to create contact lists or loose coalitions of the over 4, GSA clubs across the country, GSAs aren't chapters of some larger organization. Contact the ACLU! GSA organizing rapidly expanded into a national youth organizing movement that now works at the intersection of racial and gender justice.
By John Himpe News Talk Trans and queer students continue to name their individual school-based clubs in a way that reflects the values and identity of its members.
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|Talk to your school principal or assistant principal and let him or her know that you plan to start a GSA.
Search Submit search Suggested Search. Some of the things you may have to do are find a faculty advisor or write a constitution or mission statement. If your school turns you down, tells you that you have to change the name of your GSA or that it can't be focused on LGBT issues, tells you that students have to have parental permission to join the GSA when it doesn't require that for other clubs, or tries to tell you that the GSA can't do things that other clubs get to do like have a photo in the yearbook or make club announcements, you should contact the ACLU.
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