Youth Leadership

Youth Leadership

GSA Network is led by youth because we believe that youth have the power to create solutions and lead the fight against homophobia and transphobia. Representatives from GSAs around California serve on the organization's Board of Directors and regional Youth Councils. Nationally youth serve on GSA Network's Board of Directors, National Youth Council and TRUTH Council.

Regional Youth Council

Youth Council members come from small towns and cities across California to represent the voices of youth activists and GSAs throughout the state. Youth Council members meet monthly to plan GSA Network's programs, plan and present at conferences, and lead trainings and events throughout the year.

Find out what it’s like to be on Youth Council and learn how you can apply. Visit Join a Youth Council.

Trans Youth (TRUTH) Council

TRUTH (TRans yoUTH), is a youth media and organizing program of GSA Network and Transgender Law Center.

TRUTH is open to young, transgender/genderqueer/non-binary activists from ages 12-22, who are committed to bringing change for transgender communities across the nation! Throughout the year, we hold monthly calls and bring our national council together in person two times, once in Spring and once in Fall.

Find out more about the TRUTH Council and learn how you can apply. Visit

National Youth Council

The National Youth Council supports the National Association of GSA Networks through providing programmatic leadership, helping plan components of the National Gathering, and working with the National TRUTH Council on GSA Day for Gender Justice (November). The National Youth Council also coordinates and plans GSA Day for Racial Justice (February).Youth council members also support one another and the council will be supported by the National staff of GSA Network. National Youth Council members are based in states with member organizations of the National Association of GSA Networks.

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