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Demonstration at LA City Hall: Trans and Queer Youth Take Action #TQYouthPower

Southern California trans and queer youth take action for safety and justice in wake of pervasive violence against LGBTQ community members of color 
Demonstration at LA City Hall: Trans and Queer Youth Take Action #TQYouthPower
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LGBT Youth Conference Prepares Hundreds of Students to Transform their Schools

Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network) hosts 10th annual Youth Empowerment Summit on Saturday, December 13, 2014 

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2014 – Hundreds of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and ally youth gathered in San Francisco today to connect, gain skills and share knowledge around transforming their schools and communities. The 10th annual Youth Empowerment Summit (YES), hosted by the Gay-Straight Alliance Network of California and planned and led by youth, drew high school and middle school students from across the state for a day of skills-building workshops, youth-led discussion groups, and a resource fair, followed by a youth-only dance hosted by LYRIC and Project More.

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National Youth Council Statement on Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict

This is a statement from the National Youth Council of Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network) on the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson.
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GSA #WerkItTour to Build LGBTQ Youth Power in Southern California

GSA Network of California youth trainers are going on the road in November and December to hold a series of summits across Southern California for LGBTQ and ally student leaders, beginning with a summit in Long Beach on Saturday, November 22nd.
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GSA Network Southeast launches to support Southern LGBTQ youth organizing

Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network), the national youth leadership organization empowering young people in student-led GSA clubs, is thrilled to announce the launch of GSA Network Southeast to build the GSA youth movement in the Southeastern United States.
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New Reports Reveal Pathways to School Pushout for Gender Nonconforming and LGBTQ Youth of Color

Report Examines how Youths’ Intersecting Identities Play Out in Their Experience With School Discipline, Harassment, and Criminalization in School

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LGBT Kids Of Color Are More Likely To Be Disciplined In School, Study Shows

Tanayshia Price, a 15-year-old black student who identifies as queer, says she has been suspended from school more times than she can count.
“I feel like the school district that I’m in, they don’t know how to handle everything that comes with the non-gender conforming or the kids that are minorities,” Price, who attends high school in northern California, told The Huffington Post. “They just know how to get rid of us.”
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CeCe McDonald Talks About the Bullying That Pushed Her Out of School

Around fourth grade, CeCe McDonald realized that she was trans. “There was this fierce little diva inside me and she wanted to be free,” McDonald recently told a crowd at the Gay-Straight Alliance Network’s (GSA) national gathering.

But that diva had to fight for her freedom.

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LGBT groups respond to Ferguson

The shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri has prompted LGBT organizations across the country to join others in raising questions around the circumstances of his death in the almost three weeks since the incident.

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