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CESCaL 2012: Educating our Educators!


GSA Network at CESCaLNot 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.

Straight Ally PSA with Avan Jogia, Josh Hutcherson, and GSA Network youth!


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:

Jump-starting Colorado’s GSA Movement


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.

Kentucky GSAs Come Together


Last month, Arkansas and Kentucky became the 34th and 35th members to join the National Association of GSA Networks. This in-depth profile takes a closer look at the National Association’s 35th member, Louisville Youth Group in Louisville, Kentucky.

GSAs Are Creating Change


This year GSA Network staff traveled to Creating Change VideoBaltimore to attend the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s national conference on LGBT equality, Creating Change. Over five days, activists from around the country, and the world, gathered in workshops and meetings to discuss the LGBTQ movement.

Creating Anti-Ableist GSAs!


Recently I trained GSA Network staff on how we can GSA Network Youth at Capitolwork 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.

Make a Call, Make a Difference


Make It Better on National GSA Day - January 25th!

Arkansas Roots Create a Revolution


Imagine this: Me at nineteen years old, very young, new-to-activism (and much more punk) approaching a table full of pamphlets and colorful rainbows at a queer event at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. 

Amanda and CAR Youth

Senator Franken Wants YOU to Make It Better!


How do you spend a day celebrating the work of GSA clubs? Through activism, of course!

Celebrate Black History Month


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.