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Fierce Youth Unite For LGBTQ Equality at State Capitol


Nearly 100 LGBTQ and straight ally youth from all over California helped make history at the 5th annual Queer Youth Advocacy Day on April 26, 2010.  They were fierce lobbyists, proud activists, and courageous youth leaders.

LGBTQ and straight ally youth from across California gather in Sacramento for the 5th annual Queer Youth Advocacy Day

Queer Youth Have Rights? You Bet They Do!


On Tuesday, April 13th, the ACLU of Northern California’s Friedman Education Project, held its annual Youth Rights Conference at the Cesar Chavez Student Center at San Francisco State University.  This year the theme was “Fresh, Fierce + Fabulous!” because you know queer youth are the freshest, fiercest, and, of course, the most fabulous around!

Central Valley Comes Alive with ENS Pride!


Central Valley Comes Alive with ENS Pride!

OC GSA Gears Up for Kick-Ass Day of Silence


It’s that time of the year again! 
What time you ask?

Time to plan and hold the annual Day of Silence at your school!

Every year in the spring, GSAs across the country take a vow of silence to recognize and protest the silence that LGBT people face each day. GSAs in California and throughout the United States have organized around GLSEN'S Day of Silence as a way of raising awareness and fighting homophobia and transphobia in their schools.

GSAs Thriving In Rural America


Like many states, Virginia has a history as a battleground state when it comes to LGBT rights.

Recently the Governor of Virginia repealed non-discrimination protections for state employees on the basis

of sexual orientation.  However, in rural parts of that same state, students like Timothy Rogers are 

Transitioning GSA Leadership


 It's February.  Do you know where your new GSA leadership is?

Here at GSA Network, we hear and see what happens when current graduating GSA leaders don't have an action plan for when they leave.  One of the most frustrating things that could happen to your GSA is to do some amazing work and then not have anyone in place to keep it going next year. 

Finding Power in Community, Power in Our TRUTH


My journey with gender has been a wild ride. While I’ve been able to sculpt an intimate relationship with myself and my body, the reality of my lack of access to health care, community, and basic needs was always evident.

A Tale of Two Generations


Today, on National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, two GSA Network staff members share their coming of age stories and perspectives about growing up in two very different generations--Millennial and Generation X--and different eras of the AIDS epidemic. This is their story.

Mourning Elders I’d Never Get to Meet

Tomas Rodriguez is a 25 year old, queer, latinx cisman and is the Project Coordinator of GSA Network’s Safe and Supportive School Project (SSSP)

GSAs Fight Harassment and Bullying with Non Violent Direct Action


All across Southern California and around the nation students are fighting back against bullying and harassment with nonviolent direct action culminating in today’s Day of Silence.