"School prepares you for Activist Camp. Activist Camp prepares you for life."
- NorCal Activist Camp participant
On Thursday June 28, young people across the United States celebrated a somewhat unexpected decision from the United States Supreme Court upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act –more commonly known as President Obama’s health care reform law. This historic law is arguably the most beneficial federal legislation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people we have ever had. It expands health insurance coverage for our communities, works towards ending anti-LGBTQ discrimination within the health care system, and sets aside billions of dollars for preven
Today, May 17, is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). This annual event is especially important for youth this year, as it's focused on ending homophobia and transphobia through education. Late last year, GSA Network Board Member and youth activist Isaias Guzman went to Brazil for the first United Nations Consultation on Homophobic Bullying In Educational Institutions.
Gay-Straight Alliance Network is joining with MTV and the Online Music Awards to help stop the bullying of LGBT students and make schools and communities safer for LGBT youth. We're participating in an epic party that will help raise money and awareness throughout October, which is National Bullying Prevention Month. So we're calling on you to help us beat the Guinness World record for longest dance party!