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National Momentum: A GSA 'Explosion' in Wisconsin

“We’ve really seen an explosion (in the number of GSAs) in the last year or two,” said Tim Michael, Manager of GSA Outreach at Wisconsin’s Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools (GSAFE). “And particularly GSAs in the rural part of the state.”

Tips for a Fierce & Fabulous Day of Silence

Are you busy planning for GLSEN’s Day of Silence on April 20th? Thousands of GSA activists from across the country are, too.

Jump-starting Colorado’s GSA Movement

Colorado’s GSA movement has hit the ground running! After Colorado became the 13th state to pass an anti-bullying bill that specifically protects LGBT students from harassment, One Colorado launched Colorado GSA Network to empower youth activists to implement the new bill and make their schools safer.

Kentucky GSAs Come Together

Last month, Arkansas and Kentucky became the 34th and 35th members to join the National Association of GSA Networks. This in-depth profile takes a closer look at the National Association’s 35th member, Louisville Youth Group in Louisville, Kentucky.

Arkansas and Kentucky join the National Assocation

2012 is  the year of the national GSA movement! We’re only 11 days into 2012, and two new members already joined the National Association.

Making the Shift from Clients to Activists

This post is the final blog in a series from Laura Wadden, GSA Network’s National Programs Manager, who just returned from a 9-day road trip through Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.

During a recent road trip, I crossed five Southern and Midwestern states, where I met with almost 50 youth and adult GSA movement leaders.

Hostile Climates Don't Stop GSAs

This post is the second in a series from Laura Wadden, GSA Network’s National Program Manager, who just returned from a 9-day road trip through Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.

1,328 Miles on the Open Road

This post is first in a series from GSA Network’s National Program Manager, who just returned from a 9-day road trip through Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.

SAC-ATTACK! GSA Network hits the road to Sacramento for a regional GSA Leadership Summit

When GSA Network youth and staff travel to Sacramento, it usually means they are speaking with legislators at the State Capitol. But this past weekend, LGBTQ youth activists were learning how to make it better in their own schools - locally around Sacramento.

The GSA Advisor Handbook - Hot off the Presses!

They’re dedicated…They’re amazing…They’re making it better…They’re GSA advisors!

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