In response to the tragic suicides by LGBT youth in recent weeks, GSA Network launched the Make It Better Project. We are excited to tell you about the project and all the ways you can get involved to combat bullying and make schools safer for LGBT youth right now.
Columnist Dan Savage launched "It Gets Better," a video message in response to recent youth suicides to tell LGBT youth that life gets better after high school.
Since August we've had two amazing youth join us as interns. Meet Aaron and Isobel:
For five years, GSA Network has been the leader and convener of the National Association of GSA Networks. Each year we bring the members of the National Association together for a national summit aimed at strengthening the GSA movement across the country. This year, we held the National Gathering in Providence, Rhode Island -- our first time meeting in the Northeast. Our amazing local host organization was Youth Pride, Inc, an LGBTQ youth center in Providence that coordinates a statewide coalition of GSA clubs.
When I read the news about Krista Blevins founding the GSA at Yucca Valley High School, I was so impressed. As the founder of my high school GSA, I remember how much courage it took. I wanted Krista to be able to share her story with GSA youth and supporters everywhere.
By Krista Blevins, GSA President/Creator, Yucca Valley High School
As a former GSA activist and GSA Network Alumni myself, I'm always interested to hear what my fellow GSA youth activists are up to now as adults. It's great to hear how people have been inspired by their GSA experience and continue to give back to the community. I'm happy to share Jennifer's story with you.
From GSA Youth Activist to GSA Advisor
Jennifer Pardini, who graduated from Carlmont High School in Belmont in 2001, got her start in LGBTQ activism through her GSA.
Yesterday, GSA Network won $20,000 through the Chase Community Giving Challenge on Facebook! We did it with your help. Thank you!
GSA Network congratulates our colleagues at the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance who championed a safe schools bill that just became law in Illinois. On June 27, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law Senate Bill 3266, the Prevent School Violence Act, which defines bullying for the first time in Illinois law and explicitly prohibits bullying based on actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, as well as other personal characteristics.