GSA Support

Queer Joy and Power!

GSA Advisors: Please don't forget to register your GSA!

Registering your GSA each year gets you lots of perks: we'll share resources, support statewide and regional connections, organize opportunities for skill building and queer joy, and even offer financial assistance to power your GSA through the year!

Register your GSA now!

GSA network support

Gender & Sexuality Alliances are school-based student groups for LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues that impact their daily lives. GSA's are a springboard for young LGBTQ+ leaders and help to make schools safer for students.

Why GSA's are important

  • GSA's can help prevent the negative impact of bullying and harassment experienced by some LGBTQ+ students.
  • LGBTQ+ students in schools with GSA's are less likely to hear biased language, such as homophobic remarks.
  • LGBTQ+ students are less likely to feel unsafe in school because of their sexual orientation and gender expression.
  • LGBTQ+ students are less likely to miss days of school because they are afraid to go.
  • GSA's increase social connections, advocate for more inclusive school policies and environments, are sites for emotional support, and more.

The Vermont GSA Network is currently composed of nearly 100 elementary, middle, and high school GSA's, and is part of the National GSA network. And, it’s growing!

We provide support and resources to youth, advisors, and new and well-established GSA's. And if it’s just a twinkle in your eye - a dream that you hope to make a reality - we’re here for you!

GSA Seed Fund Grant! 


The new GSA Seed Fund will allow GSAs to support and grow engagement with LGBTQ+ youth across the state. Fifteen new and existing GSAs will be awarded micro-grants of $200, to be used for the purpose of sustaining the GSA’s existence or to support a specific project or event within the current school year.


  • Applicant is a new or existing Gender and Sexuality Alliance; and

  • GSA is currently registered with the Vermont GSA Network; OR

  • GSA is seeking to register with the Vermont GSA Network.

Grants of $200 will be awarded to a total of 15 GSAs each school year.

GSAs who receive funding will be asked to share how the grant was used during our annual Queer & Allied Youth Summit celebration in May. Additionally, GSAs will be asked to send a representative to participate in the next year’s evaluation committee.

Application Process:
Applications must be submitted no later than October 18th, 2023 through this Google form. GSAs who receive funding will be notified no later than November 8th, 2023 at our annual GSA Conference.

Upcoming Events

Annual Fall GSA Conference

Arrange a Visit 

To arrange a visit from an Outright staff member or youth leader, contact:

Jayy Covert
GSA Network Coordinator

Outright Office
105 Gender & Sexuality Alliances (GSAs)
17 Schools Trained

Here’s how we can help

  • Provide resources and guidance to start a new GSA
  • Strengthen your existing group’s membership and/or purpose.
  • Connect you with other GSA's statewide and nationally.
  • Create a plan of action on an issue that impacts your life and community.
  • Host and/or participate in the annual GSA Conference.
  • Support advisor and youth access to peer connections and resources through an online listserv, regional networks, and more.

Links for advisors