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A top nonprofit

If you've seen this infographic, you know GSA Network has accomplished a lot this year. And it's not just us saying that -- nonprofit experts agree.

2012 YES!

Epic.  That’s one way to describe the 8th annual Youth Empowerment Summit (YES) that took place on Saturday, December 15th.  YES draws hundreds of queer and straight ally youth, as well as their adult allies to San Francisco for one epic day of learning about safe schools, networking and fun!

Advancing Racial and Economic Justice

In case you missed it, last week saw a number of great advances for GSA Network's racial and economic justice work! The fruits of our work on school push out with our education rights partners manifested in a first-of-its-kind Senate hearing on the school-to-prison pipeline.

Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline Hearing Before Senate Judiciary Committee

On behalf of LGBTQ youth facing harsh discipline and school pushout, GSA Network has submitted written testimony for a hearing happening today before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights. The hearing is at 11 am PST and you can watch it here!

Breaking: Supreme Court to Review DOMA and Prop 8

The Supreme Court has decided to grant review in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case deciding the fate of California’s Proposition 8, the state constitutional amendment that denies loving, committed same-sex couples the right to marry. Proposition 8 was declared unconstitutional by District Judge Vaughn Walker in 2010, a decision subsequently upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Movement Building in the Midwest

Last month, I took a trip – and got to see the national GSA movement in action.

Stand in Solidarity – Fight the Pandemic

December 1st marks World AIDS Day, a day observed to raise awareness aroundAIDS Red Ribbon the AIDS pandemic, and to focus a globalized effort on HIV/AIDS prevention and education. World AIDS Day was conceived during the Global Programme on AIDS hosted by the World Health Organization in 1987. It is currently planned and promoted by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

Out For Change

I'm thrilled to be at the Ford Foundation's Out For Change event today for their incredible new Advancing LGBT Rights initiative, which sets aside $50 million over the next five years to advance LGBT equality.

Developing GSA Leaders in Missouri

Last month, Clayton High School hosted the 2012 Missouri GSA Leadership Summit in St Louis. This day of leadership development was a great first step in work that is starting by the newly formed Missouri GSA Network.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Brianna Luna is the GSA president at Woodlake Union High School and recently became a youth trainer for the Central Valley.

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