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AIDS Walk San Francisco

On July 17, GSA clubs across Northern California will walk together as part of one big and (clearly) fabulous GSA Network Team. Are you interested in being a part of the AIDS awareness action? GREAT!

Empowered to Make It Better

Brandon Serpas is a sophomore at Schurr High School in Montebello, CA, and he is the President of his Gay-Straight Alliance club.

Harvey Milk Day 2011

Do you know which LGBT rights activist’s birthday is a California state holiday, celebrated all over the world and less than a month away? 

Making School FAIR, One Class at a Time

Benji Delgadillo is a junior at San Juan Hills High School, and he is a trainer on the Southern California Youth Council, a member of the Statewide Advocacy Council and serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for GSA Network. His story, below, was referenced in The New York Times article on the FAIR Education Act.

Youth Activists Rally to Make it Better for All California Students

FAIR Education Act’s 1st Victory!

I was so proud to testify this morning in support of the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act (SB 48), and I’m even more pleased to share the good news that in a vote of 6-3, the FAIR Education Act passed out of the California Senate Education Committee. This important bill addresses what State Senator Mark Leno, author of SB 48, called “the conspicuous absence of protection” when it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity in our education laws.

Passing the Torch: Getting Your GSA Ready for New Leaders

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!

 

White House Summit on Bullying

Hi everyone! I just arrived at GSA Network as the coordinator for the Make It Better Project. I’m so excited that, in my very first week, the White House held a summit to address bullying – with a focus on LGBT youth leaders, like our very own GSA Network Board Member and summit attendee Kimiko Nishitsuji! She’ll fill us in later with her own report, but for those impatient to make it better NOW, I wanted to give a quick (livestream) recap.

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