Hey all you GSA alumni! Remember those fond memories of your GSA? Wishing there was some way you could stay involved, even though you’d graduated? Well, we’ve got some good news.
Introducing… the GSA Network Alumni Program!
This year, GSA Network celebrated 15 years of empowering LGBTQ youth, training youth leaders, and creating a GSA movement that is advocating for equality and steadily changing the nation. We marked this milestone in our organization’s history earlier this fall at our anniversary event, Fabulous by Design: Fifteen & Fabulous, in San Francisco with nearly 300 supporters and youth leaders.
Dean Welliver is a GSA Network youth leader from Bakersfield who serves on the Southern California Youth Council and as a youth trainer for the region. At 1pm PST today, he will appear on HuffPostLive to discuss TDOR, the School Success & Opportunity Act, and his experience as a transgender student.
This Coming Out Day, join GSA Network leaders in coming out in support of undocumented queer students. Support our undocumented brothers and sisters in the fight for equal access and equal opportunities. Join us in empowering and creating unity and solidarity between our communities.
Have you ever been bullied for being gay -- and then suspended for standing up for yourself? LGBTQ youth, youth of color, immigrant youth, and youth with disabilities are more likely to face harsh discipline and hostile climates -- and get pushed out of school.
Marcel Neergaard, an 11-year-old gay activist who made national news for standing up to a bullying lawmaker, attended Southeastern Activist Camp, put on by GSA Network, Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition, Georgia Safe Schools Coalition, and Southern Poverty Law Center. This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post.
It’s been 13 years, an entire generation of students, since California originally passed non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Now, with the state auditor's report on School Safety & Non-Discrimination Laws, we're finally getting some accountability -- and the news isn't good.
Ashton Lee is a 16-year-old transgender boy from Manteca, California. He began advocating for AB 1266 after attending GAYLA and Queer Youth Advocacy Day.