When GSA Network youth and staff travel to Sacramento, it usually means they are speaking with legislators at the State Capitol. But this past weekend, LGBTQ youth activists were learning how to make it better in their own schools - locally around Sacramento.
They’re dedicated…They’re amazing…They’re making it better…They’re GSA advisors!
November 20th is the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance and is an important day for GSAs to bring attention to the violence transgender and gender non-conforming people face every day.
It’s official! In September, GSA Hawai’i joined the National Association of GSA Networks, making them the newest member of 33 networks.
Until recently, California law required sex education classes to discuss abstinence from sexual intercourse - this approach focused specifically on heterosexual abstinence and pregnancy prevention and excluded LGBTQ youth. Fortunately, due to SB 71, the law was revised in 2004 to make sex education more inclusive. That’s the good news! But seven years later, what’s really happening in California sex education classes?
Where can you learn about the school-to-prison pipeline, watch awesome performance artists, attend a workshop on trans inclusion in sports, and meet some amazingly courageous LGBTQ youth activists? Mississippi, of course!
Tomorrow is Spirit Day -- a day for you to show your support for LGBT youth simply by wearing purple! GSA Network and the Make It Better Project are joining with GLAAD in asking you to wear purple tomorrow and take a public stand against the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.
GSA Network’s Safe and Healthy LGBT Youth Project team just returned from exciting meetings in Atlanta, GA with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where they convened with other CDC funded organizations such as Advocates for Youth, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the National Association of STD Directors, and the AIDS Alliance.
Aside from blasting “Born This Way” over your PA system for today’s LGBT History Month icon, Lady Gaga, we have a few ideas for how you can celebrate LGBT History Month AND make it better in your school!