GSA Network Spotlight

AP story features GSA Network youth leader Zachary Toomay

Tue, 04/19/2011

Zachary ToomayGSA Network youth leader, Zachary Toomay, is featured in an AP story about a recent study showing that suicide attempts by LGBT youth, and straight youth, are more common in politically conservative areas where schools don't have anti-bullying or anti-discrimination protections.

Zachary told the reporter that the study “seems not only plausible, but it’s true.”

Youth speak to the media about bullying

Fri, 04/08/2011

GSA youth leader and safe schools activist Irene Rojas-Carroll (pictured far left) was in Sacramento to advocate for 3 bills aimed at decreasing bullying of LGBT students as part of GSA Network's Queer Youth Advocacy Day on April 4, 2011.  

Check out Irene's interview with CBS:

"Bay Area Students Ask For More Protection Against Anti-Gay Bullying"

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2011/04/04/bay-area-students-ask-for-mo...

GSA Youth Make It Better

Fri, 02/11/2011

Over 450 student activists from Gay-Straight Alliance clubs gathered at GSA Network's annual Youth Empowerment Summit in San Francisco this December where they made this inspiring video for the Make It Better Project. 

A big thanks to Sam Haynor, Will Greene, and Laura Wadden for filming and editing - and of course to all the fearless LGBTQ and straight ally youth who are making it better in their schools every day.

Learn more about GSA Network's Make It Better Project.

Kayla comes out to her school

Wed, 01/26/2011

Kayla Kearny, a senior at Maria Carrillo High School in Sonoma County, came out to her peers and faculty at a school assembly on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  She shared her story again on Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 at a fundraiser for GSA Network, where we had a chance to meet her whole family.  Kayla is making it better for LGBTQ youth by sharing her story with her community and the world.  Go, Kayla!
 

Bayard Rustin, Civil Rights Organizer

Mon, 01/17/2011

“We are all one. And if we don't know it, we will learn it the hard way."
~ Bayard Rustin

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