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.
2012 is the year of the national GSA movement! We’re only 11 days into 2012, and two new members already joined the National Association.
Isaias Guzman is a senior at Bell High School, where he is President of the GSA. Isaias is also a member of Gay-Straight Alliance Network’s Board of Directors.
Welcome back to school GSA members! The end of one year and the beginning of a new one can be a good time to pause and reflect. We can take a moment to look back on our previous year and decide what we want to build in our next year. For GSAs, this is a great time to think about what you want to do for the rest of your school year.
A lot of people start off the New Year with resolutions. For your GSA, this could be:
This post is the final blog in a series from Laura Wadden, GSA Network’s National Programs Manager, who just returned from a 9-day road trip through Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.
During a recent road trip, I crossed five Southern and Midwestern states, where I met with almost 50 youth and adult GSA movement leaders.
Imagine starting your day off in an auditorium with energetic LGBTQA youth and adult allies, listening to speakers talk about the safe schools movement, and even doing a little jig that we here at GSA Network call the “fruit salute”?
This post is the second in a series from Laura Wadden, GSA Network’s National Program Manager, who just returned from a 9-day road trip through Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.
For California GSAs, January 1st doesn’t just mean a new year; it means a new era! That’s when the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act goes into effect, requiring the inclusion of LGBT people and people with disabilities in social studies classes.
This post is first in a series from GSA Network’s National Program Manager, who just returned from a 9-day road trip through Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.
December 1st marks World AIDS Day, a day observed to raise awareness around the AIDS pandemic, and to focus a globalized effort on HIV/AIDS prevention and education. World AIDS Day was conceived during the Global Programme on AIDS hosted by the World Health Organization in 1987. It is currently planned and promoted by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.