This post is the second in a series covering the learning exchanges being held across the country between LGBTQ, racial justice, and educational justice youth organizations with funding from the Just and Fair Schols Fund. Read the first post from Missouri GSA Network here!
In January, Missouri GSA Network had the privilege of kicking off a series of learning exchanges between LGBTQ, racial justice, and educational justice youth organizations across the country. We traveled south on 55 to visit with an amazing organization, BreakOUT!, which fights the criminalization of LGBTQ youth of color in New Orleans.
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.
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:
Hey all you GSA alumni! Remember those fond memories of your GSA? Wishing there was some way you could stay involved, even though you’d graduated? Well, we’ve got some good news.
Introducing… the GSA Network Alumni Program!
This year, GSA Network celebrated 15 years of empowering LGBTQ youth, training youth leaders, and creating a GSA movement that is advocating for equality and steadily changing the nation. We marked this milestone in our organization’s history earlier this fall at our anniversary event, Fabulous by Design: Fifteen & Fabulous, in San Francisco with nearly 300 supporters and youth leaders.
Dean Welliver is a GSA Network youth leader from Bakersfield who serves on the Southern California Youth Council and as a youth trainer for the region. At 1pm PST today, he will appear on HuffPostLive to discuss TDOR, the School Success & Opportunity Act, and his experience as a transgender student.