Not many high school students even get to talk to teachers about queer activism, so I felt incredibly lucky earlier this month to lead two trainings at the third annual Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL) conference in San Diego.
We're so thrilled to announce that our PSA with Straight But Not Narrow has been released!
The 5-minute “GSA PSA” features SBNN founder Avan Jogia and SBNN supporter Josh Hutcherson, star of the upcoming film Hunger Games, in conversation with Gay-Straight Alliance Network youth leaders:
Colorado’s GSA movement has hit the ground running! After Colorado became the 13th state to pass an anti-bullying bill that specifically protects LGBT students from harassment, One Colorado launched Colorado GSA Network to empower youth activists to implement the new bill and make their schools safer.
Recently I trained GSA Network staff on how we can work to create anti-ableist safe spaces to be more inclusive of disabled people in our anti-oppression work. What is ableism? Ableism is the institutionally supported belief that there are such things as good and normal bodies and minds, and the system that assigns privilege to some bodies and minds and not to others. Ableism works to marginalize and oppress disabled people.
How do you spend a day celebrating the work of GSA clubs? Through activism, of course!
The stories and contributions of Black LGBTQ people often go unheard and unseen. Exploring the intersections of these identities is necessary to advance our movements towards justice. It is also important to learn from those who have been a part of the movement for decades; Black LGBTQ people have been at the forefront of both the civil rights and LGBTQ rights movements. In an effort to elevate the voices and visibility of our collective history, GSAs throughout the country can celebrate Black History Month throughout February.