The head of California's public schools sent a clear message about inclusiveness when he recently awarded Carolyn Laub, the founder of the Gay-Straight Alliance Network, an award for her work.
GSA Network alum Zac Toomay appears on the Dr. Drew show with Glee actor Max Adler to talk about coming out in high school.
Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson and the founder of the Straight But Not Narrow campaign, Avan Jogia, meet with Gay-Straight Alliance Network members to discuss the importance of straight allies.
Straight But Not Narrow’s Avan Jogia, Josh Hutcherson,
and GSA Network Youth Star in Straight Ally PSA
The founder of a network that provides support for gay students and the founders of two effective nonprofits that provide hope and training for at-risk youths in Oakland and Santa Clara County are among the five winners of this year’s James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards.
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GSA Network Executive Director Honored with Irvine Leadership Award
Middle school was tougher on Taylor Kennepohl than it was on most.
Even before eighth grade, when she realized she was gay, she endured a barrage of anti-gay insults. They called her a litany of derogatory names meant to sting. It made her feel like a freak.
“What took them so long?” was the typical Mission reaction today to a federal appeals court’s 2-1 decision that Proposition 8′s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
“It’s about time,” said Kira Thompson as she ate lunch outside Herbivore.
“I can’t believe it took so much time,” said Raphael Shanmugan as he fixed a bike. “It’s ridiculous it hasn’t come sooner,” said Courtland Donaldson.
Today marked the first annual National Gay-Straight Alliance Day, and several of the groups across the country heard from Sen. Al Franken on his anti-discrimination bill's prospects of passing through Congress and bringing change to their schools.