Brandon Serpas is President of Schurr High School GSA, where he is currently a junior.
When I first heard about GSA Network’s “Safe & Healthy LGBT Youth Project,” I thought it sounded great – but had no idea what it meant on the ground. After all, the health and safety of LGBT youth is a pretty big issue for a single project to take on, even with federal support!
Last month, over 50 young people traveled to Sacramento to advocate for legislation that would make California schools safer for all students -- rather than simply push students who don't feel safe out of school.
Now, those critical bills are up for a vote -- and they need YOUR help. Call your state Assemblymember or Senator this week and ask them to support the bills listed below.
Most seniors are excited for graduation, but for gender nonconforming and trans students, it can mean a choice between being themselves and walking across the stage to get their degree. Amanda Harris, GSA Network's NorCal Program Coordinator, talks to GSA alum Javi Pinedo about his campaign for a gender-inclusive graduation ceremony.
Harvey Milk Day is today, May 22, 2012! After two legislative tries and the 2008 release of the movie Milk, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger agreed to establish May 22 as Harvey Milk Day. Now, California governors are required to annually proclaim May 22 as Harvey Milk Day and encourage public schools and educational institutions to commemorate the date.
This past weekend, 55 high school students came to Sacramento for three days of intensive leadership training, followed by the 7th annual Queer Youth Advocacy Day (QYAD).
Hey GSA leaders! If you’re anything like us, you’re shocked that the school year is almost up. This has been a jam-packed year for GSA activism, and spring is a great time to pause and reflect on these victories and prepare for next school year.
Today, GSAs around the country will take a vow of silence to recognize and protest the silence that LGBTQ people face each day. GLSEN, which coordinates the event, has tons of tips for Day of Silence actions at dayofsilence.org, and we've got a resource guide to help, too.