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What does the #MyTransBodyIs Campaign mean to you?

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“Do you hate your body?” and other things adults asked me a lot when I was seventeen

The "I" Doesn't Stand for "Invisible"

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October 26th is Intersex Awareness Day – marking the 20th anniversary of intersex protests outside the annual American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) conference in Boston, MA. That protest is considered the beginning of intersex activism in the U.S. and the beginning of a movement.

Amanda Arkansassy Harris 10/3/84 - 9/23/16

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To the GSA Network community,

 
We are incredibly saddened to announce that Amanda Harris, an incredibly important member of our GSANetwork family, is no longer with us and passed away on Friday September 23, 2016. 
 

Build Community With Us This Fall

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The first day back at school this fall, it was apparent that the gender neutral dress code—which we successfully advocated and mobilized to modify in Clovis Unified School District back in April 2016—had made it easier for transgender, gender nonconforming and non-binary students to exp

Reflections on My Weekend in Orlando

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Rhina Ramos is the Director of California Programs at GSA Network. She is also an ordained minister and founder of the first Latino Immigrant Open and Affirming LGBTQ UCC congregation of Northern California, Ministerio Latino in Oakland, California. Trans and queer community leaders in Orlando asked Rhina to travel there last weekend to help community members process their grief and anger as well as help create a space for peace and understanding. Below is her account of her time in Orlando.

We Hear Obama, We Hear You

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A response from the National TRUTH Council

Last Friday, the Obama administration stood behind a letter, addressed to every public school district throughout the nation, offering guidance in supporting transgender students.

As young transgender students ourselves, we heard him.

As young transgender people with access to social media, we also hear everyone else (including those strongly opposed).

Youth Leaders Learn the Power of Storytelling and Advocacy at SoCal GAYLA 2016

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Last Saturday, April 30, GSA Network youth wrapped up the third and final GSA Advocacy & Youth Leadership Academy (GAYLA) of 2016 in Los Angeles. GSA Network Youth Trainers Diana and Corey led many of the day’s sessions, and facilitated icebreakers and energizers between sessions.

The Time is Now LGBTQI Youth Summit

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(Oakland, CA) -- On Saturday, April 30th various youth-serving organizations came together in the East Bay to host The Time is Now, a LGBTQI youth of color summit. Destiny Art Center's QEAR artists Eshe Sukura, Jada Bean and Gabriel Christian opened the summit with performances before youth attended breakout sessions. These sessions covered many important topics for LGBT youth of color, including using writing as a tool for healing after experiencing injustice, creating healthy relationships, examining and exploring gender through art, and developing self-care practices.

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