This past weekend, two GSA Network youth leaders and two of our staff attended the annual Statewide Gathering for the Campaign for Quality Education to strategize about our goals for education justice in California in the coming year. GSA Network has been a proud member of the Campaign for Quality Education (CQE) for the past two years. The weekend gathering re-energized us in our work for education justice for LGBTQ youth and communities of color and low-income communities across California.
This weekend Danielle Askini and I were proud to attend the 5th Annual Transgender Leadership Summit, Capitol T: Growing a Movement for Transgender Equality, hosted at the University of California at Davis, and organized by our good friends at the Transgender Law Center. It was a packed weekend with over 20 workshops and 5 plenary sessions with some of the most influential transgender leaders in our movement. The workshops were facilitated by activists on the front lines of efforts to change policies and laws to ensure equality for the transgender community.
GSA Network students were back at the Capitol just 3 weeks after Queer Youth Advocacy Day 2010 to put to usetheir legislative advocacy skills.
Nearly 100 LGBTQ and straight ally youth from all over California helped make history at the 5th annual Queer Youth Advocacy Day on April 26, 2010. They were fierce lobbyists, proud activists, and courageous youth leaders.
LGBTQ and straight ally youth from across California gather in Sacramento for the 5th annual Queer Youth Advocacy Day
An inspiring crowd of LGBT students and allies rallied at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Monday, April 20th, 2009 to demonstrate their support for key legislation to honor Harvey Milk and to increase access to mental health services for at-risk youth. Youth activists traveled from as far as San Diego to attend the annual event, many traveling by bus through out the night.