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Why I Stay in School


Hallie is a seventeen-year-old GSA activist and student at the Haven Program at Peninsula High School. This piece was originally written for and posted on KQED's American Graduate blog.

Social Justice in Health Care: The Supreme Court’s Decision


On Thursday June 28, young people across the United States celebrated a somewhat unexpected decision from the United States Supreme Court upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act –more commonly known as President Obama’s health care reform law.  This historic law is arguably the most beneficial federal legislation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people we have ever had.  It expands health insurance coverage for our communities, works toward

Saving the World one GSA at a Time: Pride Month Recap!


It’s official: last month was filled with an abundance of pride, sparkle, and cheer! With festivals and marches happening all over the state in June, GSA Network is excited to bring you the highlights from our regional Pride celebrations.

GSAs and Safe, Healthy Communities


When Soul Shoppe asked GSA Network to lead a workshop at the Third Annual Substance Abuse & Violence Policy Conference in Ontario, we jumped at the opportunity. 

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right


I’m so excited to announce the release of a groundbreaking new report on school discipline from GSA Network, Advancement Project, and Alliance for Educational Justice, Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right: Why Zero Tolerance is Not the Solution to Bullying.

Join our Twitter Town Hall #bullychat - Tues 4 pm!


America's recent "crackdown" on bullies intends to protect LGBTQ students -- but does it? Join GSA Network, Advancement Project, and Alliance for Educational Justice for a Twitter Town Hall on Tuesday, June 26 at 4 pm PST.

…and Proud of It: Celebrating Pride in LA


As the school year winds down, Pride month rolls in with enough sparkle, pizzazz, and enthusiasm for all.  On Sunday, June 10th, GSA Network  marched in the 42nd annual Pride Parade sponsored by Christopher Street West (CSW) along with over 300 youth, advisors, alumni, and supportive adult allies.  Flanked by Outstanding Youth Leader Award recipient Katy Butler and Connie Norman Spirit Award winner, LAUSD’s very own Steve Jimenez, GSA Network youth were in no short supply o

Friends, Funds... Fabulous!


How do you make a beautiful design showroom even more fabulous? Fill it with Gay-Straight Alliance Network’s fabulous supporters!

Relief for DREAMers


This morning, President Obama announced a new policy on immigration: he is halting the deportation of many undocumented immigrant students. GSA Network welcomes and applauds this decision, which will allow as many as 1 million students to receive work authorization and stay in the country to study.

This policy will provide relief to many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth who are eligible for the DREAM Act, along with many other immigrant student leaders who have built their lives in the United States. 

Illinois Safe Schools Coalition: Bullying & the School-to-Prison Pipeline


A big kudos from GSA Network to National Association member Illinois Safe Schools Alliance on their groundbreaking work to de-link punitive discipline from bias-based harassment.  Building school policy at the intersections of issues that impact LGBTQ and students of color for many years in Illinois, ISSA just narrowly lost a vote on IL House Bill 5290, which would have built on current state law to address not just bullying, but the number of youth of color caught up in the school-to-prison pipeline.