It’s that time of the year again!
What time you ask?
Time to plan and hold the annual Day of Silence at your school!
Every year in the spring, GSAs across the country take a vow of silence to recognize and protest the silence that LGBT people face each day. GSAs in California and throughout the United States have organized around GLSEN'S Day of Silence as a way of raising awareness and fighting homophobia and transphobia in their schools.
Like many states, Virginia has a history as a battleground state when it comes to LGBT rights.
Recently the Governor of Virginia repealed non-discrimination protections for state employees on the basis
of sexual orientation. However, in rural parts of that same state, students like Timothy Rogers are
Here at GSA Network, we hear and see what happens when current graduating GSA leaders don't have an action plan for when they leave. One of the most frustrating things that could happen to your GSA is to do some amazing work and then not have anyone in place to keep it going next year.
Friday, February 1st kicks off Black History Month -- and we have tools to help your GSA celebrate!
LGBTQ Black figures have made long-lasting contributions and have had a significant influence on U.S. culture. With GSA Network's BlackedOUT History resource, you can make sure the history of Black LGBTQ people is not erased at your school.
"School prepares you for Activist Camp. Activist Camp prepares you for life."
- NorCal Activist Camp participant
On Thursday June 28, young people across the United States celebrated a somewhat unexpected decision from the United States Supreme Court upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act –more commonly known as President Obama’s health care reform law. This historic law is arguably the most beneficial federal legislation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people we have ever had. It expands health insurance coverage for our communities, works towards ending anti-LGBTQ discrimination within the health care system, and sets aside billions of dollars for preven
Today, May 17, is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). This annual event is especially important for youth this year, as it's focused on ending homophobia and transphobia through education. Late last year, GSA Network Board Member and youth activist Isaias Guzman went to Brazil for the first United Nations Consultation on Homophobic Bullying In Educational Institutions.
Each year, GSA Network works with a core group of committed GSA activists and leaders who help lead our programs and shape how we can best meet the needs of LGBTQ and allied youth. These leadership groups include our regional Youth Councils in Northern and Southern California and our Statewide Advocacy Council. Through GSA Network’s councils, youth leaders grow their leadership abilities, build kick-ass GSAs, and help make schools safer for all California students.
Gay-Straight Alliance Network is joining with MTV and the Online Music Awards to help stop the bullying of LGBT students and make schools and communities safer for LGBT youth. We're participating in an epic party that will help raise money and awareness throughout October, which is National Bullying Prevention Month. So we're calling on you to help us beat the Guinness World record for longest dance party!
Fresno, Santa Ana, Ripon, Santa Rosa, San Diego, San Francisco, Hanford, Los Angeles, Coachella, Dinuba, Salinas and Concord - These are just a few of the communities across California represented at our annual GSA Activist Camps held this summer.