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GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance)

Advisor - Katie Barron

Email - kbarron@gulllakecs.org

Meeting times: Every other Tuesday after school in Ms. Barron's room (1409) at the high school.

What is a GSA?

A Genders & Sexualities Alliance (GSA) is a student-run club, typically in a high school or middle school, which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia.

GSAs Provide Support

Many GSAs function as a support group and provide safety and confidentiality to students who are struggling with their identity as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning or those who are experiencing harassment at school because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. These groups often provide one of the few safe spaces for students to express themselves.

GSAs Build Community

GSAs are also social groups. They provide a sense of community and a space for LGBTQ and straight ally youth to build a social network where their identity is respected. GSAs are a great way to build community at school and lessen the isolation that LGBTQ students might otherwise experience.