“People told me I couldn’t—so I did.”
GSA organizing is making schools safer, changing communities, and building power for the next generation of LGBTQ+ youth.
Build Your Power
GSA clubs build power for a growing movement of LGBTQ+ youth of color and we actively support youth through training in leadership, organizing, and advocacy for racial and gender justice. We empower trans and queer youth to educate your schools and communities, organize in coalition with other youth across identity lines, and advocate for just policies that protect all LGBTQ+ youth from harassment and violence. Together, you learn to tackle the issues that impact you in school, build collective power, and ultimately transform educational institutions. Youth-led and youth-planned trainings and events are offered throughout the year.
- Leadership Trainings & Summits – Day-long trainings teach the basics of community organizing, school-based campaign strategy, and student rights advocacy.
- Activist Camps – Intensive 3-day summer camps provide deeper training on racial and gender justice, students’ legal rights, gender identity activism, and curriculum inclusion advocacy, among other topics.
- Conferences – Day-long conferences include a series of workshops focused on local organizing and skill-building to start GSA clubs, civic engagement and activism, sexual health and healthy relationships, and teaching students about their education rights. Adult track offered at select conferences