GSA Network is proud to have been featured in several publications and contributed to the field of research on LGBT youth and education issues.

Standing Out, Standing Together: The Social and Political Impact of Gay-Straight Alliances
By Melinda Miceli
From the back cover: “Standing Out, Standing Together documents the emergence of Gay-Straight Alliance clubs throughout the U.S. – exploring both the factors that contributed to their relatively rapid rise and those that stirred controversy and posed roadblocks. Drawing on more than 10 years of interviews with students, teachers, administrators, and political activists, Melinda Miceli exposes both the personal and political sides of this ongoing battle for acceptance and support. In this pioneering study, Miceli shows the evolution of gay and lesbian youth from silent victims to political actors and founders of a new social movement that strives to make schools more accepting places for all students.” This book includes interviews with GSA Network’s Executive Director, Carolyn Laub.
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LGBT Politics, Youth Activism, and Civic Engagement
Publication: Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth
Authors: Stephen T. Russell, Russell Toomey, Jason Crockett, University of Arizona and Carolyn Laub, Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network
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Adolescent Perceptions of School Safety for Students with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Parents
Publication: Journal of LGBT Youth
Authors: Stephen T. Russell, Jenifer K. McGuire, Sun-A Lee, Jacqueline C. Larriva, Carolyn Laub
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Youth Empowerment and High School Gay-Straight Alliances

Publication: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Authors: Stephen T. Russell, Anna Muraco, Aarti Subramaniam, and Carolyn Laub
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