“GAYLA and Queer Youth Advocacy Day with GSA Network was an incredibly empowering experience for me. It's been a privilege to be able to train youth from all over California to become advocates for bills and policies that affect students statewide.” – Anthony Barros, Antelope Valley High School senior and Queer Youth Advocacy Day MC
I’m sure that to a bystander, 70 young people standing on the steps of the capitol screaming “we’re here, we’re queer, we’re fabulous; don’t mess with us” is quite an interesting site. But to me, it’s just another day of activism.
A new spring means a new slate of queer youth legislative priorities. And last week saw advances for three of the bills we're supporting this year!
Today is GLSEN's 18th annual Day of Silence -- and we want to hear (non-verbally) how it goes!
Every month 1,000 young people contract HIV.
I just made up a new word. Prisonification (n): The act of making something more like a prison.
Instead of putting resources into supporting counselors and restorative practices in schools, members of Congress and school districts around the country are instead proposing guns and guards as the solution to making schools safer.
Safer... like a prison.
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