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New Reports Reveal Pathways to School Pushout for Gender Nonconforming and LGBTQ Youth of Color

Report Examines how Youths’ Intersecting Identities Play Out in Their Experience With School Discipline, Harassment, and Criminalization in School

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LGBT Kids Of Color Are More Likely To Be Disciplined In School, Study Shows

Tanayshia Price, a 15-year-old black student who identifies as queer, says she has been suspended from school more times than she can count.
“I feel like the school district that I’m in, they don’t know how to handle everything that comes with the non-gender conforming or the kids that are minorities,” Price, who attends high school in northern California, told The Huffington Post. “They just know how to get rid of us.”
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CeCe McDonald Talks About the Bullying That Pushed Her Out of School

Around fourth grade, CeCe McDonald realized that she was trans. “There was this fierce little diva inside me and she wanted to be free,” McDonald recently told a crowd at the Gay-Straight Alliance Network’s (GSA) national gathering.

But that diva had to fight for her freedom.

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LGBT groups respond to Ferguson

The shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri has prompted LGBT organizations across the country to join others in raising questions around the circumstances of his death in the almost three weeks since the incident.

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National Youth Council Statement on #Ferguson

Two weeks ago today, a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri.

People and organizations have responded with shock, outrage, and solidarity, especially as the police have met the community’s nightly protests with rubber bullets, tear gas, and assault rifles.

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GSA Network Founder Carolyn Laub to leave after 16 years as Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Gay-Straight Alliance Network announced today that the organization’s Founder and Executive Director, Carolyn Laub, will transition out of the organization at the end of August.

The announcement comes as Laub concludes a 3-month sabbatical, which she used to reflect on her 16 years of leadership at GSA Network and her future.

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Leaders of Gay-Straight Alliance youth movement to unite in Minneapolis for 9th annual national gathering

CeCe McDonald, Kenyon Farrow, Jay Toole, Yordy Cancino and other LGBT activists will address participants at GSA Network’s conference focused on educational and economic access

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GSA Network Welcomes Benson Wong as Interim Executive Director

San Francisco, CA – Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network), the national youth leadership organization that empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and ally youth to create safer schools, has appointed Benson D. Wong as the organization’s interim executive director. Carolyn Laub, the organization’s founding executive director, began a three-month sabbatical earlier in June.

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GSA Network Receives Grant from New LGBT Racial Justice Fund

New York, NY: The LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund (“The Fund”), a collaborative philanthropic initiative that envisions a United States where LGBTQ people of color can safely and vibrantly pursue full authentic lives, announces $780,000 in inaugural grants supporting efforts in the Southeastern United States.

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