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Transitioning GSA Leadership

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 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. 

Leading With Our Heart

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The first time I got a sense of what a youth-led social justice movement looked like, I felt an instant connection to it. At the time, I was a youth trainer and active in my school’s GSA club. Making a difference in my school and in my hometown of Fresno had become part of my everyday life, but I didn’t really know what it felt like to be part of a movement. I definitely didn’t see myself as a ‘leader’.

Finding Power in Community, Power in Our TRUTH

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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

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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

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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.

 

Time is Now - Oakland youth leadership summit

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On May 31st, 2014, Oakland will be home to the first ever East Bay LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Summit organized by GSA Network, Girls, Inc., Youth UpRising, La Clinica de La Raza, Gender Spectrum, and many more.

BlackedOUT History

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Friday, February 1st kicks off Black History Month -- and we have tools to help your GSA celebrate!

LGBTQ Black figures have made long-lasting contributions and have had a significant influence on U.S. culture. With GSA Network's BlackedOUT History resource, you can make sure the history of Black LGBTQ people is not erased at your school.

Activist Camp

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"School prepares you for Activist Camp.  Activist Camp prepares you for life."
 - NorCal Activist Camp participant

Social Justice in Health Care: What the Supreme Court’s Decision Means for You

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On Thursday June 28, young people across the United States celebrated a somewhat unexpected decision from the United States Supreme Court upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act –more commonly known as President Obama’s health care reform law.  This historic law is arguably the most beneficial federal legislation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people we have ever had.  It expands health insurance coverage for our communities, works towards ending anti-LGBTQ discrimination within the health care system, and sets aside billions of dollars for preven

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