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Young Latino leaders hold press conference in support of local LGBT DREAMer facing deportation on GLSEN's National Day of Silence

What: Press conference calling on self-proclaimed allies of LGBT and immigrant communities Democrats Nancy Pelosi, Eric Swalwell, and Mark Takano to release young gay Latino DREAMer Yordy Cancino. Latino activists are also urging Democrat Janice Hahn to join community members in calling ICE to grant discretion on Yordy’s case, so he can reunite with his family and community.

When: Friday, April 11, 10:30 AM

Where: BIENESTAR Hollywood Center, 4955 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Alaska, Kansas Organizations Join National Association of GSA Networks

This month, the Kansas Queer Youth Network and Identity, Inc. in Alaska became the newest members of the National Association of GSA Networks. Operated by Gay-Straight Alliance Network, the National Association is a professional network of statewide organizations supporting local GSA clubs.  Through its National Association, GSA Network builds the capacity of the LGBTQ youth movement to address issues of educational justice and safe schools locally, statewide, and across the country.

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GSA Network to President Obama: #BringThemHome

Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network) supports the youth and families that are presenting themselves at the Otay Mesa border crossing in San Diego this week and the #Reform150 campaign. They are DREAMers, parents and children. And they are all looking for safety and a way to reunite their families.

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Fresno LGBT Youth Conference Addresses Educational Justice

FRESNO, March 15, 2014 - On Saturday, more than one hundred young people from the Central Valley joined together at Edison High School in Fresno for an annual youth-led conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and straight ally youth pushing for educational justice. The 2014 Expression Not Suppression conference, hosted by Gay-Straight Alliance Network, builds students' and adult allies' skills through workshops and a resource fair, empowering youth to push back against harassment and practices that target youth based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Experts, officials address concerns over transgender student athletes

On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, the Azusa High girls softball team took the field for its first preseason game. It wasn’t perfect, with all the excitement and errors that come from first-game jitters. But a lopsided score — 22-2 — gave the Aztecs’ and their friends and family members plenty to cheer about.

But more importantly Principal Ramiro Rubalcaba was reassured that — for what was a history-making first game — girls were allowed to be girls.

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GSA Network lauds President Obama's young men of color initiative

Today, President Obama announced the launch of "My Brother's Keeper," an initiative to support young men of color and ensure all youth in this country have a chance to succeed.

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Attempt to Repeal the School Success and Opportunity Act Fails

(San Francisco, CA, February 24, 2014)—Today, the effort to repeal the School Success and Opportunity Act—California’s new law ensuring that all children have opportunities to do well in school—failed to qualify for the ballot.

The law—also known as Assembly Bill 1266—went into effect on January 1st, ensuring that schools have the guidance they need to make sure all students, including those who are transgender, have the opportunity to do well in school and graduate.

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