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Back to School

School has started back up -- which means GSAs are kicking off again! Whether your GSA is brand-new or well established, we've got some resources to help your club set up for the year and gain some momentum.

Next phase

GSA Network supporters, friends, and leaders,

On behalf of the board of this life-changing organization, I personally wanted to share that GSA Network’s founder, Carolyn Laub, will transition out as Executive Director at the end of this month. Staff, board, and youth leaders alike are thankful for Carolyn’s 16 years of service, and beyond proud to carry the mission of the organization forward.

Vote for a trailblazing GSA!

For Pride, Logo TV is honoring LGBT movement trailblazers -- including 5 GSA clubs across the country! Check out their feature and vote for your favorite! All of the clubs are part of the National Association, including clubs from Georgia Connect GSA Network, Kansas Queer Youth Network, Missouri GSA Network, and the GSA Network of California.

Yordy's almost free

I have incredible news: GSA youth leader Yordy Cancino's credible fear request has been granted! When Yordy went before the asylum officers reconsidering his case, his lawyer had my petition, with over 3000 GSA leaders' signatures, in hand -- and the officers decided to free Yordy!

Our efforts, from delivering the petition in D.C. to rallying in L.A., played a role in that decision, but Yordy is not yet released and we are in it until the end. He still needs us.

From DC to LA, GSAs support immigrant youth

GSA leaders, you kept your promise: thousands of you signed my petition to the President to free Yordy Cancino and all LGBT youth from ICE detention.

So yesterday, I kept mine: I delivered your signatures to the White House, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and several members of Congress.

It's time to deliver for Yordy

Last week, I started a petition to release Yordy Cancino, a former GSA leader and undocumented youth, from ICE detention.

Next week, I’m delivering that petition to the President of the United States.

Free GSA alum Yordy from ICE detention

This page will be updated regularly with news and information about events and actions to #FreeYordy. Read about Yordy and sign the petition here!

ICE has given Yordy excuse after excuse to delay his case and keep him in detention. We are mobilizing to deliver our petition to President Obama in DC and ICE in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 24th! To join the LA rally, go to the Facebook event.

A GSA leader needs you on this Day of Silence

Yordy Cancino, a queer undocumented youth, was a GSA president who organized events like GLSEN's Day of Silence at his LA high school. But on this Day of Silence, he is being held in ICE detention, not allowed to return to the home he worked so hard to make safe for all LGBTQ youth.

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!

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