GSA Network Spotlight

Transgender student from Manteca advocates for new state law

Wed, 07/03/2013

Ashton Lee, a youth leader from the 2013 GSA Advocacy & Youth Leadership Academy (GAYLA), talks to the Stockton Record about why he and other California students need AB 1266 to be able to participate fully and succeed in school.

Liberty Hill's 2013 Leaders to Watch: Ariel Bustamante

Wed, 01/23/2013

Meet Liberty Hill's 2013 Leaders to Watch, including GSA Network's own Ariel Bustamante, SoCal Program Coordinator.

As a high school student, Ariel Bustamante faced off against a teacher about student participation in Transgender Day of Remembrance. She won.

In 2009 she started a national letter-writing campaign demanding that Seventeen magazine apologize for an offensive story about a transgender teen. After her campaign was picked up by bloggers at Pam’s House Blend, Slate and Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), she won that one, too.

Make history! Is your school FAIR or unFAIR?

Thu, 11/01/2012

Does your school follow the FAIR Education Act? California has long required public schools to teach about the contributions of women, people of color, and other historically underrepresented groups. With the FAIR Education Act, the state updated these guidelines to end the exclusion of people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from history and social studies lessons.