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Undocumented GSA leader Yordy Cancino freed

After months of advocacy by thousands of immigrant and LGBT youth, Gay-Straight Alliance leader Yordy Cancino has been released from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center where he was being held. Yordy was dropped off late Wednesday night in downtown San Diego, where he was welcomed with hugs by Familia Trans Queer Liberation Movement organizer Ronnie Veliz, his lawyer from South Bay Immigration Attorneys Nanya Thompson, and the teacher who supported him just a few years ago in starting the Gay-Straight Alliance club at Animo Jackie Robinson High School, Natiya Guin.

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LGBT and immigrant youth unite for White House action

LGBT and immigrant youth unite to demand immediate release of GSA alum Yordy Cancino and all youth in ICE detention

3 national organizations to deliver petition to the White House on Thursday while youth rally outside ICE office in Los Angeles

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Young Latino leaders hold press conference in support of local LGBT DREAMer facing deportation on GLSEN's National Day of Silence

What: Press conference calling on self-proclaimed allies of LGBT and immigrant communities Democrats Nancy Pelosi, Eric Swalwell, and Mark Takano to release young gay Latino DREAMer Yordy Cancino. Latino activists are also urging Democrat Janice Hahn to join community members in calling ICE to grant discretion on Yordy’s case, so he can reunite with his family and community.

When: Friday, April 11, 10:30 AM

Where: BIENESTAR Hollywood Center, 4955 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Alaska, Kansas Organizations Join National Association of GSA Networks

This month, the Kansas Queer Youth Network and Identity, Inc. in Alaska became the newest members of the National Association of GSA Networks. Operated by Gay-Straight Alliance Network, the National Association is a professional network of statewide organizations supporting local GSA clubs.  Through its National Association, GSA Network builds the capacity of the LGBTQ youth movement to address issues of educational justice and safe schools locally, statewide, and across the country.

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GSA Network to President Obama: #BringThemHome

Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network) supports the youth and families that are presenting themselves at the Otay Mesa border crossing in San Diego this week and the #Reform150 campaign. They are DREAMers, parents and children. And they are all looking for safety and a way to reunite their families.

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Fresno LGBT Youth Conference Addresses Educational Justice

FRESNO, March 15, 2014 - On Saturday, more than one hundred young people from the Central Valley joined together at Edison High School in Fresno for an annual youth-led conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and straight ally youth pushing for educational justice. The 2014 Expression Not Suppression conference, hosted by Gay-Straight Alliance Network, builds students' and adult allies' skills through workshops and a resource fair, empowering youth to push back against harassment and practices that target youth based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Experts, officials address concerns over transgender student athletes

On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, the Azusa High girls softball team took the field for its first preseason game. It wasn’t perfect, with all the excitement and errors that come from first-game jitters. But a lopsided score — 22-2 — gave the Aztecs’ and their friends and family members plenty to cheer about.

But more importantly Principal Ramiro Rubalcaba was reassured that — for what was a history-making first game — girls were allowed to be girls.

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