A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to become the first trans homecoming king in Texas. It was an incredible victory, but it wouldn’t have been possible without an earlier victory: I petitioned to start a GSA at my school and our club was approved.
Recently, GSA Network was profiled by DataCenter for the work of our Research Manager. The post below is reprinted with permission from the DataCenter blog. Read the original post here: http://www.datacenter.org/lgbtq-youth-research-justice-and-a-youth-led-s....
GSA Network supporters, friends, and leaders,
On behalf of the board of this life-changing organization, I personally wanted to share that GSA Network’s founder, Carolyn Laub, will transition out as Executive Director at the end of this month. Staff, board, and youth leaders alike are thankful for Carolyn’s 16 years of service, and beyond proud to carry the mission of the organization forward.
For Pride, Logo TV is honoring LGBT movement trailblazers -- including 5 GSA clubs across the country! Check out their feature and vote for your favorite! All of the clubs are part of the National Association, including clubs from Georgia Connect GSA Network, Kansas Queer Youth Network, Missouri GSA Network, and the GSA Network of California.
I have incredible news: GSA youth leader Yordy Cancino's credible fear request has been granted! When Yordy went before the asylum officers reconsidering his case, his lawyer had my petition, with over 3000 GSA leaders' signatures, in hand -- and the officers decided to free Yordy!
Our efforts, from delivering the petition in D.C. to rallying in L.A., played a role in that decision, but Yordy is not yet released and we are in it until the end. He still needs us.
GSA leaders, you kept your promise: thousands of you signed my petition to the President to free Yordy Cancino and all LGBT youth from ICE detention.
So yesterday, I kept mine: I delivered your signatures to the White House, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and several members of Congress.