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Get To Know Your (New!) Board Members: Trio Harris

Activists Go To Camp!

This past weekend, over 30 youth from the Central Valley and Southern California joined forces at the University of Southern California for three days of learning, fun and movement building at GSA Network's Activist Camp!

Minnesota School District's Policy Gives Bullies the Green Light

As you may have heard, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights are currently investigating incidents of harassment and discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and perceived LGBT students in the Anoka-Hennepin School District in Minnesota. Anoka-Hennepin's policy mandates that staff "remain neutral on matters regarding sexual orientation" and prevents staff from acknowledging the existence of LGBT people or providing support to LGBT students.

From Auburn to Yucca Valley...Schools Ready to Implement FAIR Education Act

You've probably heard something by now about the FAIR Education Act –  and, if you heard it from school administrators, teachers, or students, you might well have heard: "it's about time!" As recent local news stories across California show, the folks actually affected by the FAIR Education Act are ready and excited to follow the new law, signed by Governor Jerry Brown earlier this month, which will end the exclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history from California’s classrooms. 

GSA Youth Make It Better at AIDS Walk

Bright and early on the morning of Sunday, July 17th, 25 eager youth from Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) all over Northern California showed up at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco to march with GSA Network’s team in the 25th Annual AIDS Walk San Francisco. Decked out in their GSA gear, the youth bravely carried their banners, and walked for a great cause.

Youth Make Strides with Pride Across the State!

GSAs covered lots of ground in California's Pride celebrations this year -- read the recap from your region!

Central Valley

Javi goes to Washington: Mr. President, Will You Make It Better?

Meeting at the White House

It’s been a high-powered week for LGBT youth. The White House held a two-day LGBT Youth Summit, the first of its kind.  Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued a “Dear Colleague” letter affirming official support for Gay-Straight Alliance clubs in schools and colleges. And GSA Network youth leader Javi Pinedo shook President Obama’s hand and asked him, face to face, to Make It Better. Twice.

The White House called & asked how they could Make It Better!

“White House on line one” isn’t a phrase most high school students would expect to hear.  But on the weekend of May 14 and 15, youth leaders from Gay-Straight Alliance Network got together for two White House Youth Roundtable discussions, and spoke directly to government officials about the issues most important to LGBT and allied youth.

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2011 eQuality Scholarship!

A proud member of the eQuality Scholarship Collaborative, GSA Network is excited to congratulate the fourteen high school seniors who earned a 2011 eQuality Scholarship! The winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship, which is awarded each year to students in Northern and Central California who have promoted understanding of and equality for the LGBTQ community. The collaborative also awards a $5,000 scholarship to one nursing student and a $2,000 scholarship to one medical student. 

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