Interested PALCS high school students are invited to attend this student activity.
Keep reading below to learn more!
What is a GSA?
A Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) is a student-run group 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.
Wait... Do I need to be LGBT+ to join?
NO! The “A” in GSA stands for alliance! A GSA is for students who identify as LGBT+* and their allies. Anyone who is supportive of LBGT+ issues is welcome.
*LGBT+ = lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender... the + is for those who are queer or questioning, intersex, asexual, nonbinary, agender, pansexual, or whatever other non-cishertosexual identity! :)
I'm interested... But what does a GSA do?
GSAs typically have three functions.
- Provide Support
- Build Community
- Take Action to Create Change
You can see more about those three functions here. At its core though, a GSA is meant to support LGBT+ students and their allies… so your GSA can be what YOU are interested in making it!
Previous activities have included social discussions, issues/current events discussions, a school-wide announcement series to increase awareness of black LGBT icons for Black History Month, hosting guest speakers discussing their careers and workplace navigation as an LGBT+ person, and attending the Central PA LGBT Leadership Summit. Other possibilities include an LGBT+ book club, LGBT+ movie discussions, and more. The sky is the limit!
Meetings held virtually every other friday at 2pm
Interested in Joining? Other Questions? Contact Ms. DeGuzman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-701-3333 ext 1141.
See you there!