November 20th is the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance and is an important day for GSAs to bring attention to the violence transgender and gender non-conforming people face every day.
What do Sylvia Rivera, Cherrie Moraga, Pedro Zamora, Deadlee, Frida Kahlo, Yosimar Reyes, Chavela Vargas, and John Perez all have in common?
This past weekend, over 30 youth from the Central Valley and Southern California joined forces at the University of Southern California for three days of learning, fun and movement building at GSA Network's Activist Camp!
Spring is finally here! That means losing an hour of sleep, flowers blooming everywhere, and the end of the school year is right around the corner. It also means its time to start getting ready to hand over the leadership of your GSA to new students!
Over 70 GSA activists, GSA advisors, and allies came together at GSA Network's Long Beach/South Bay GSA Leadership Summit, held at Long Beach City College on Saturday, January 22, 2011, to gain new skills, learn their legal rights, make new friendships, and help build a stronger GSA movement in Long Beach and the South Bay of Los Angeles County.
GSA Network supports the DREAM Act, which has a chance to get passed in Congress right now, and President Obama has pledged to sign it. The DREAM Act passed the House on Wednesday, December 8th and now it faces passage in the Senate. This legislation would enable undocumented youth who grew up in the U.S. to access college and citizenship. Call Congress today to tell them you support the DREAM Act. Call the Congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your senators' office.
Have you wondered what it takes to make your school safer and more accepting for LGBTQ students?
Has your GSA done the Day of Silence every year and the teachers in your school still don't stop students from using anti-LGBT slurs in class?
Are you out of ideas on how your GSA can educate other students on why it's such a problem to say, "That's so gay"?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need an Anti-Slur Campaign!
But wait, what's a campaign?
"The Make It Better Project is a chance to do something about injustices in our schools. It's an opportunity to have a voice, to be known, to be understood, and to be accepted. It will NOT get better until we MAKE IT BETTER!"
- Buddie Sims, Pomona, California