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From heartbreak to homecoming: How I transformed my school for LGBTQ youth


A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to become the first trans homecoming king in Texas. It was an incredible victory, but it wouldn’t have been possible without an earlier victory: I petitioned to start a GSA at my school and our club was approved.

LGBTQ Youth, Research Justice, and a Youth-Led Social Justice Movement


Recently, GSA Network was profiled by DataCenter for the work of our Research Manager. The post below is reprinted with permission from the DataCenter blog. Read the original post here:

AB 420: Moving us in the right direction


Yesterday, Governor Brown signed AB 420 into law (read more from our partners at the ACLU), an important first step in the ongoing efforts to shift from punitive policies to restorative approaches in school discipline.

Back to School


School has started back up -- which means GSAs are kicking off again! Whether your GSA is brand-new or well established, we've got some resources to help your club set up for the year and gain some momentum.

Next phase


GSA Network supporters, friends, and leaders,

On behalf of the board of this life-changing organization, I personally wanted to share that GSA Network’s founder, Carolyn Laub, will transition out as Executive Director at the end of this month. Staff, board, and youth leaders alike are thankful for Carolyn’s 16 years of service, and beyond proud to carry the mission of the organization forward.

Vote for a trailblazing GSA!


For Pride, Logo TV is honoring LGBT movement trailblazers -- including 5 GSA clubs across the country! Check out their feature and vote for your favorite! All of the clubs are part of the National Association, including clubs from Georgia Connect GSA Network, Kansas Queer Youth Network, Missouri GSA Network, and the GSA Network of California.

Yordy's almost free


I have incredible news: GSA youth leader Yordy Cancino's credible fear request has been granted! When Yordy went before the asylum officers reconsidering his case, his lawyer had my petition, with over 3000 GSA leaders' signatures, in hand -- and the officers decided to free Yordy!

Our efforts, from delivering the petition in D.C. to rallying in L.A., played a role in that decision, but Yordy is not yet released and we are in it until the end. He still needs us.

From DC to LA, GSAs support immigrant youth


GSA leaders, you kept your promise: thousands of you signed my petition to the President to free Yordy Cancino and all LGBT youth from ICE detention.

So yesterday, I kept mine: I delivered your signatures to the White House, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and several members of Congress.

It's time to deliver for Yordy


Last week, I started a petition to release Yordy Cancino, a former GSA leader and undocumented youth, from ICE detention.

Next week, I’m delivering that petition to the President of the United States.