Virtual GSAs In Action


GSA Network has paused our in-person youth leadership training and events this year to keep our community healthy and united. Virtual GSAs In Action is a digital space where we feature virtual youth leadership events, online group conversations, and training in digital organizing. Sign up to get weekly e-news and keep in touch.

NEW! Virtual GSAs In Action: Digital Organizing Toolkit

GSA Network is extremely proud to launch Virtual GSAs In Action: Digital Organizing Toolkit-a new resource inspired by, and designed for, trans and queer youth activists, GSA club advisors and educators, and grassroots organizations across the country.

Trans and queer young people of color want to build community in this moment. They are searching for places that affirm their identities and experiences, uplift their spirit, and promote self and community care. The Virtual GSAs In Action Toolkit was created to support them to start a Community GSA, take their existing school-based GSA clubs online, create new clubs, and above all, build virtual spaces that can restore our community.

Trans & Queer Youth Virtual Power! Training Series

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Training Name: GSA Advisors Unite: Build Community in GSA! 

Date: Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm (PST) / 7:00 – 8:30pm (ET)

The monthly GSA Advisor training is to increase the capacity of GSA advisors and adult allies to continue supporting their GSA clubs or community LGBTQ+ youth groups. New topic each month! 

April Topic: Build Community in GSA! 

  • Learn strategies on how to build connections, support and a sense of togetherness amongst your GSA members.

This training is for current and aspiring GSA club advisors, or adult allies supporting a LGBTQ+ community youth space. For questions, email Tony at tortuno@gsanetwork.org


Training Name: Organizing 4 Change

Date: Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm (PST) / 7:00 – 8:30pm (ET)

What issues do you think LGBTQ+ youth are most concerned with? Do you feel your identities and experiences are reflected in your school’s sexual health curriculum? Do police on campus really make students feel safe?

Identifying the problems and solutions to questions like this is what organizing is all about. Organizing looks at the root of the problem and brings people together to fix them. In the same way, we believe GSA clubs are vehicles for this change!

During this training session, we will cover an introduction to youth organizing, steps to activate your GSA club, and hear from other GSA Network youth leaders on their campaign efforts. Join us for skills sharing, issue awareness building and conversation!

This training is for youth ages 13-18. You do not need to be a GSA member to attend, but there will be some discussion relevant to GSAs clubs. For questions, email Larada at lleewallace@gsanetwork.org


Training Name: GSA Advisors Unite: Organizing for Change!

Date: Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm (PST) / 7:00 – 8:30pm (ET)

The monthly GSA Advisor training is to increase the capacity of GSA advisors and adult allies to continue supporting their GSA clubs or community LGBTQ+ youth groups. New topic each month!

May Topic: Organizing 4 Change!

Organizing looks at the root of the problem and brings people together to fix them. We believe GSAs can be the vehicles for change and organize themselves to address the problems their LGBTQ+ peers are facing. During this training, we will provide examples of how GSAs are organizing through our current campaigns related to Police Free Schools and Inclusive Sexual Health Education.

This training is for current and aspiring GSA club advisors, or adult allies supporting a LGBTQ+ community youth space. For questions, email Tony at tortuno@gsanetwork.org  


Virtual GSA Resources

Download a variety of resources we’ve developed this year to support trans and queer youth as they transition to virtual GSAs clubs and digital organizing, and check out our Queer and Trans Wellness Resource Page for a comprehensive list of activities to aid in physical and mental wellness!

Past Events

  • Advisors Unite! (Monthly new topics!- 9/26, 10/17, 11/12, 12/10, 2/18/21, 3/18/21)
  • GSA Outreach & Facilitation (3/4/21)
  • Building Community with your GSA (12/3, 4/1/21)
  • Centering Racial and Gender Justice in GSAs (11/19, 2/4/21)
  • Power and Wellness Grounding – Post Election (11/5)
  • Out of the Closets and Into the Streets: Non-violent Civil Action and Safety Training for GSAs & Youth (10/29)
  • GSAs Organizing for Change (10/22) 
  • Youth Building Community for the Future (10/8)
  • Leading GSAs & Owning It! (9/24)
  • Virtual GSAs 101 (9/10)
  • Virtual Pride Celebration (6/26 and 6/27)
  • Final Meetup of the School Year (6/4)
  • LGBTQ+ Immigrant Justice (5/28)
  • Trans & Queer Music Resistance (5/21)
  • Uplifting Asian Pacific Islander Movements (5/14)
  • Trans & Queer Youth Wellness (5/7)
  • The Story of the GSA Movement (4/30)
  • Storytelling & Day of Silence (4/23)
  • Climate Justice (4/16)
  • HIV/AIDS Youth Awareness (4/9)
  • Let’s Talk Gender & Sexuality (4/2)

Upcoming Events

YOUTH-ONLY EVENTS: Advisors wishing to receive youth-only event links to share with your students may register for the event or share this registration form with their students/GSA members.