Building Your GSA

LGBTQ youth lead organizing workshop
Trans and queer youth leaders leading a workshop at Models of Pride

If you want to create an amazing GSA, you’ve come to the right place! This resource contains everything you need to know to organize a kick-ass GSA. Behold the winning formula for starting and running a successful Genders & Sexualities Alliance club: BUILD (Begin, Unite, Inspire, Lead, Don’t give up)! 

BEGIN to learn about GSAs and find out how you can start one! Check out:

UNITE your group around a common purpose, set goals, and find out how to get more members! Check out:

Central Valley Youth Council members at Fresno Pride in 2019
Central Valley Youth Council members at Fresno Pride in 2019

INSPIRE to ignite your community and spread your enthusiasm in:

LEADERSHIP is an art. These resources will help you become an amazing GSA leader:

DON’T GIVE UP! Changing the world is no small task. These tools will help you overcome some of the most common obstacles GSAs face, including raising money and handling resistance to your club.

Legal Rights
If you started a GSA and feel your club is being treated differently or your administration has you jumping through hoops just to get it up and running, please visit these important sections. Student clubs in the U.S. do have rights. And if you are encountering harassment or discrimination personally, there are laws that protect you.