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.