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Recently the Governor of Virginia repealed non-discrimination protections for state employees on the basis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

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

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.

Meet GSA Network’s Rock Star Youth Leaders!

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.

MTV's 55-Hour Dance Party -- LA

Click here for a flier!

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!  



Building a Community of Youth Activists at Summertime GSA Activist Camps

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.

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