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.
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
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.
Nuestra existencia es resistencia - un reflejo del amor a los miembros de La Red de Alianzas de Géneros y Sexualidades
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).
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.
(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.
Last Saturday, GSA Network youth leaders in the Central Valley came together for the Expression Not Suppression (ENS) conference in Fresno. This annual conference has become a part of LGBTQ youth life in the central valley, with many participants coming multiple years and some of them even volunteering to help run the event.