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GSA Student Leaders At the Forefront of Clovis Unified Vote to Change the Dress Code



Following months of organizing, including students protesting by wearing dresses to school and a student-led petition signed by more than 3,500 people, Clovis Unified students will start to see some progress on a long-outdated dress code. The school board voted tonight to take out gendered parts of the student dress code that banned male students from wearing earrings and dresses. The ban catalyzed an organizing effort on behalf of GSA student leaders, parents and ACLU advocates because of its potential to put trans and gender nonconforming students at risk of targeting and discriminatory punishment by school administrators.

"Visibility is self love": GSA leaders celebrate Trans Day of Visibility 2016


March 31 was Trans Day of Visibility, and many of our GSA Network youth activists took time out to celebrate our community. In particular, the GSA Network Northern California region held an open mic in downtown Oakland, and the California TRUTH (Trans Youth) Council created a video discussing why trans visibility is so important--and why we need more than visibility for our trans communities. Check out the photos and video below!

Harnessing the Power of Youth Activists' Stories: the New Communications Team at GSA Network


Earlier this month, we joined the GSA Network as the new communications team. We are excited to join this network of more than 1000 GSA clubs throughout the state of California, as well as the National Association of GSA Networks, which includes 41 member organizations supporting LGBTQ youth in 40 states or across the country.

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