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Abel Cedeno and the Bronx Zoo School

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Urban Assembly for Wildlife Conservation, nicknamed the Bronx Zoo School for its dangerous climate, has had three principals in five years and is currently at the center of FIERCE’s fight to stop violence and bullying against LGBTQ youth of color in the Bronx. 

ICYMI: Bi-weekly Roundup for February 16, 2018

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ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) Bi-weekly Roundup for February 16, 2018, highlights the work of GSA Network and our partners over the past two weeks. Including our biggest stories, recent blogs, past events, and upcoming activities. Make sure you follow GSA Network on our social media platforms.

ICYMI: February 2, 2018

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ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) Bi-weekly Roundup for February 2, 2018, highlights the work of GSA Network and our partners over the past two weeks. Including our biggest stories, recent blogs, past events, and upcoming activities. Make sure you follow GSA Network on our social media platforms.

5 Tips to Thrive at a Conference

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Trans and Queer folks of all ages are converging this week in DC at Creating Change, an annual conference hosted by the National LGBTQ Task Force. Like many other LGBTQ+ conferences, Creating Change has youth components but isn’t strictly for young folks. It’s also one of the largest annual convenings hosting thousands of conference goers.

Building on Southern Legacies of Resistance

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As communities across the nation prepare to celebrate their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. observations, the Black LGBTQ beloved community in Atlanta, Georgia is fortunate to continue the rich tradition of gathering community organizers, advocates, and activist to have breakfast before taking part in the historic march.

We Will Not Be Erased

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As you've no doubt heard by now, the Trump administration has forbidden the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from using the word "transgender" and a handful of other terms that are vital to our community. But what this administration doesn't seem to get is that we're not going anywhere.

We exist. We are here. We will not be erased, rescinded, forbidden, or forgotten.

World AIDS Day: Commemorate Loss, Celebrate Advances

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Today, on World AIDS Day, as we commemorate nearly four decades of loss and celebrate the advances we've made in prevention efforts, we must remember that HIV and AIDS continue to disproportionately affect young gay and bisexual men, particularly young men of color. 

Existing Outside the Gender Binary

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GSA Day for Gender Justice is an annual day of action for trans and gender nonconforming young people of color to bring a trans perspective to gender justice.

#GSADay4GJ: TQYouth Tell Us What Gender Justice Means To You

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GSA Day for Gender Justice, a youth-led national day of action, is taking place on November 17, 2017, giving trans and queer youth an opportunity to give their perspective on what gender justice means in our community.

#GSADay4GJ is a day for GSA clubs, LGBTQ+ youth and allies to celebrate the extraordinary contributions of trans and gender nonconforming (GNC) people, to honor those we've lost along the way, and to mobilize our communities to fight for gender justice.

Latinx History Month is Over, Keep Claiming Your Space

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Growing up in El Salvador, I never celebrated Latinx History Month. There was no need. Being Latinx in a Latin American country means that you belong. You are seen and you are part of the life of that country. Your validity is not questioned.

Being Latinx and an immigrant in the U.S., however, can sometimes make you feel like you don’t belong, particularly in our current political climate. That’s why it is crucial for us to claim spaces where the contributions of Latinxs leaders and our community as a whole can be recognized, acknowledged, and uplifted. Celebrating Latinx History gives us an opportunity to highlight the legacy of artists, scientists, activists and countless anonymous heros/sheros from our community that don’t appear in any U.S. history book.

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