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Make A New Year’s Revolution

Welcome back to school GSA members! The end of one year and the beginning of a new one can be a good time to pause and reflect. We can take a moment to look back on our previous year and decide what we want to build in our next year. For GSAs, this is a great time to think about what you want to do for the rest of your school year.

A lot of people start off the New Year with resolutions.  For your GSA, this could be:


Making the Shift from Clients to Activists

This post is the final blog in a series from Laura Wadden, GSA Network’s National Programs Manager, who just returned from a 9-day road trip through Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.

During a recent road trip, I crossed five Southern and Midwestern states, where I met with almost 50 youth and adult GSA movement leaders.

Making Schools FAIR For All! Youth Empowerment Summit 2011

Imagine starting your day off in an auditorium with YES 2011 - YAYenergetic LGBTQA youth and adult allies, listening to speakers talk about the safe schools movement, and even doing a little jig that we here at GSA Network call the “fruit salute”?

Hostile Climates Don't Stop GSAs

This post is the second in a series from Laura Wadden, GSA Network’s National Program Manager, who just returned from a 9-day road trip through Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.

Countdown to History

For California GSAs, January 1st doesn’t just mean a newYouth with CA State Sen. Leno year; it means a new era! That’s when the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act goes into effect, requiring the inclusion of LGBT people and people with disabilities in social studies classes.

1,328 Miles on the Open Road

This post is first in a series from GSA Network’s National Program Manager, who just returned from a 9-day road trip through Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.

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.

GSA Movement in the Valley!

GSA Leadership Summits happen all over California, Central Valley Youth Activistsfrom San Diego to San Francisco. But what makes summits in Visalia and Modesto stand out amongst the rest? It is exactly that - the summits happened in Visalia and Modesto!

Give Thanks to your GSA

TCrater High School's Make It Better Videohis week marks a well-known holiday tradition in the United States: Thanksgiving.  Whether or not you agree with the origin of this holiday and what it means in the history of our nation, it is a great time to offer thanks to those who work so hard to make it better for LGBTQ youth, every day.  If you’re one of those youth advocates

Ready! Set! Go! Safe & Healthy LGBT Youth Project Organization Convening

Thursday November 10, 2011 marked a historical moment for the LGBT safe schools movement. GSA Network hosted 24 stakeholders from around the nation for a two day convening in San Francisco to discuss and strategize about the first-of-its-kind federally funded Safe & Healthy LGBT Youth Project. Since GSA Network will be working with many different partners throughout the nation on this project, we wanted the participants to be reflective of the geographic and institutional diversity in the project.

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