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!
GSA Network is thrilled to introduce the five new National Association of GSA Networks Steering Committee members who will bring a variety of experience, energy and fresh ideas to the national GSA movement. This year’s Steering Committee members are from all corners and middle of the country, including Colorado, Pennsylvania, Arizona, California and New York.
It's bad enough when principals try to block a Gay-Straight Alliance from forming in their school, but one principal in Tennessee allegedly took his hostility towards LGBT youth further: he verbally and physically assaulted a student for supporting a GSA club.
Do you remember the last time you learned about LGBTQ people or issues at school? If not, this year promises to be different! Starting in January, you and every other California student will learn about LGBTQ people or issues in class. It’s the law, all thanks to the Fair Accurate Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act!
To find out how your school has planned to meet the new FAIR Education Act requirements, talk to your teachers today! Here’s an example discussion:
What do Sylvia Rivera, Cherrie Moraga, Pedro Zamora, Deadlee, Frida Kahlo, Yosimar Reyes, Chavela Vargas, and John Perez all have in common?
September 21st and 22nd marked the second Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit in Washington D.C. GSA Network was proud to be one of the partners invited to the summit held by the US Departments of Education, Justice, and Health & Human Services. The group was a mix of student activists and supportive adults—many of whom came to learn from the experiences of youth and experts, like GSA Network, on how they can make it better for young people. The summit kicked off with a speech from Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
The new school year is here and it's time to get your GSAs ready for a year of activism and fun!
Take a look at our Year Start Check List for California GSAs to see what steps you can take to get ready for the best school year your GSA has seen yet!