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International AIDS Conference, “Turning The Tide Together”


After 22 years and President Barack Obama's 2009 announcement lifting the travel ban on people living with HIV, the International AIDS Conference returns to the U.S.! From July 22-27, more than 20,000 delegates from 200 countries will gather in D.C. to attend the International AIDS Conference, which is the premier conference for individuals working in HIV/AIDS services, advocates and policymakers, HIV-positive people and anyone invested in ending the epidemic. Aside from breakout sessions, daily plenary sessions, and professional development workshops, they also have a Youth Program.

Coming Out Against Push Out: Action Camps


From the west coast to the south to the midwest, GSA Network youth and staff are coming together to change punitive discipline in schools through groundbreaking Action Camps. These camps focus on dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, a set of policies and practices used by school districts that indirectly push out or exclude youth of color, queer youth, and low-income youth.

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