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These GSA campaigns are awesome

Since we launched the #GSAsUnite! petition platform, you all have blown us away with some seriously kick-ass campaigns.

Don't believe us? The proof is below. Sign on to these awesome campaigns, share, and find inspiration to start your own!

Schools Continue to Support All Students After Attempt to Repeal the School Success and Opportunity Act Fails

Today, the effort to repeal the School Success and Opportunity Act - California's new law ensuring that all youth have the opportunity to succeed in school - failed to qualify for the ballot.

How your GSA can support transgender youth

Want to know how you can take action to support transgender youth? Watch Ashton Lee, a GSA Network of California youth leader, break it down for you:

Accountability after 13 years

It’s been 13 years, an entire generation of students, since California originally passed non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Now, with the state auditor's report on School Safety & Non-Discrimination Laws, we're finally getting some accountability -- and the news isn't good.

Bye bye Prop 8

Today, the Supreme Court threw out DOMA and restored the freedom to marry in California.  Or, in the words of my 21-month-old daughter:

We can all celebrate that. Remembering the intense hostility GSA youth faced during the Prop 8 battle, it’s a relief and a joy to finally close that painful chapter of California’s history. More youth can now dream about starting a family and a future with someone they love.

Share the DREAMs

Why are you part of a GSA club? Do you dream of a country where all LGBT youth can grow up without fear?

Then support and share the stories of LGBT Dreamers.

Late last summer, President Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to enable people who came to the United States as children —- commonly known as “Dreamers”—- to apply for work permits and relief from deportation.

A top nonprofit

If you've seen this infographic, you know GSA Network has accomplished a lot this year. And it's not just us saying that -- nonprofit experts agree.

Out For Change

I'm thrilled to be at the Ford Foundation's Out For Change event today for their incredible new Advancing LGBT Rights initiative, which sets aside $50 million over the next five years to advance LGBT equality.

Lawsuit: Clovis Students Need Comprehensive Sex Ed

Gay-Straight Alliance activists have a message for California schools: you cannot keep ignoring the rights and the health needs of LGBT students. If you do, you will be held accountable.

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