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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 We will not be erased, rescinded, forbidden, or forgotten.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.

DREAMERs Will Resist, So Will We

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Trans and queer youth won't let DREAMERs fight alone.

The White House has once again shown that it will continue to attack young people of color--this time, Dreamers who benefit from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)--just to score political points with white supremacist, nationalist, and conservative groups.

Uplifting Trans and Queer Youth Voices in the Midwest

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The movements for social justice and liberation have historically been led by young people on the ground, organizing to survive and thrive. As young organizers, we understand the need to push the movement forward through intersectional and accessible work. It’s vital to highlight and uplift the work that young organizers are doing within organizations like Kaleidoscope Youth Center and at conferences like GSA Network's National Gathering taking place on August 3-6, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. 

#ResistMarch: No Floats Until the Fight is Over

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By: Charlie Montiel, Natalie Lee, & Stephanie Funes

“I am somebody and I won’t be stopped by anybody. I got my fist in the air, got movement in my feet, got love for my people, and it starts with me.”

These are just some of the words that we will chant at the LA Pride #ResistMarch this Sunday, June 11. They embody how we feel: prideful, progressive, powerful, and loving. They also encourage us to believe that change and direct action start with young people like us.

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