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Friends, Funds... Fabulous!

How do you make a beautiful design showroom even more fabulous? Fill it with Gay-Straight Alliance Network’s fabulous supporters!

Relief for DREAMers

This morning, President Obama announced a new policy on immigration: he is halting the deportation of many undocumented immigrant students. GSA Network welcomes and applauds this decision, which will allow as many as 1 million students to receive work authorization and stay in the country to study.

This policy will provide relief to many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth who are eligible for the DREAM Act, along with many other immigrant student leaders who have built their lives in the United States. 

Illinois Safe Schools Coalition: Bullying & the School-to-Prison Pipeline

A big kudos from GSA Network to National Association member Illinois Safe Schools Alliance on their groundbreaking work to de-link punitive discipline from bias-based harassment.  Building school policy at the intersections of issues that impact LGBTQ and students of color for many years in Illinois, ISSA just narrowly lost a vote on IL House Bill 5290, which would have built on current state law to address not just bullying, but the number of youth of color caught up in the school-to-prison pipeline.

Growing Up LGBT In America

Youth reading this are probably all too familiar with the findings in today's report from the Human Rights Campaign on issues faced by LGBT youth. But that doesn't mean you should ignore it -- research like this can be a valuable tool for creating change.

For example, the next time someone tries to tell you that bullying is a "rite of passage" that affects all young people the same way, or that queer youth don't face unique challenges? Whip out this report.

Farewell, Seniors: Our Playlist of GSA Memories

Queer playwright Tennessee Williams once said, “In memory everything seems to happen to music.”

Announcing New Research: Lessons That Matter

Today, we're proud to release our newest research brief with the California Safe Schools Coaltion, Lessons That Matter: LGBTQ Inclusivity and School Safety. Check out the press release for more details!

SPIN Summit

Brandon Serpas is President of Schurr High School GSA, where he is currently a junior.

When I first heard about GSA Network’s “Safe & Healthy LGBT Youth Project,” I thought it sounded great – but had no idea what it meant on the ground. After all, the health and safety of LGBT youth is a pretty big issue for a single project to take on, even with federal support!

Take Action: Support Queer Youth & Effective School Discipline!

Last month, over 50 young people traveled to Sacramento to advocate for legislation that would make California schools safer for all students -- rather than simply push students who don't feel safe out of school.

Now, those critical bills are up for a vote -- and they need YOUR help. Call your state Assemblymember or Senator this week and ask them to support the bills listed below.

Give it to us straight... ish

We know you all are amazing leaders. But what about us? We want to hear what your GSA has to say about OUR work this past year. Tell us how we did by filling out our Year-End Survey!

Graduation Binary? Campaign for Gender-Inclusive Graduation!

Most seniors are excited for graduation, but for gender nonconforming and trans students, it can mean a choice between being themselves and walking across the stage to get their degree. Amanda Harris, GSA Network's NorCal Program Coordinator, talks to GSA alum Javi Pinedo about his campaign for a gender-inclusive graduation ceremony.

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