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.
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: