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Fierce Youth Unite For LGBTQ Equality at State Capitol

Nearly 100 LGBTQ and straight ally youth from all over California helped make history at the 5th annual Queer Youth Advocacy Day on April 26, 2010.  They were fierce lobbyists, proud activists, and courageous youth leaders.


LGBTQ and straight ally youth from across California gather in Sacramento for the 5th annual Queer Youth Advocacy Day

Queer Youth Have Rights? You Bet They Do!

On Tuesday, April 13th, the ACLU of Northern California’s Friedman Education Project, held its annual Youth Rights Conference at the Cesar Chavez Student Center at San Francisco State University.  This year the theme was “Fresh, Fierce + Fabulous!” because you know queer youth are the freshest, fiercest, and, of course, the most fabulous around!

OC GSA Gears Up for Kick-Ass Day of Silence

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.

GSAs Thriving In Rural America

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Recently the Governor of Virginia repealed non-discrimination protections for state employees on the basis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 

Transitioning GSA Leadership

 It's February.  Do you know where your new GSA leadership is?

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. 

Time is Now - Oakland youth leadership summit

On May 31st, 2014, Oakland will be home to the first ever East Bay LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Summit organized by GSA Network, Girls, Inc., Youth UpRising, La Clinica de La Raza, Gender Spectrum, and many more.

BlackedOUT History

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.

Activist Camp

"School prepares you for Activist Camp.  Activist Camp prepares you for life."
 - NorCal Activist Camp participant

Social Justice in Health Care: What the Supreme Court’s Decision Means for You

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

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