Helpful resources for Gender Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) in schoolsAug 15, 2021
Helpful resources for Gender Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) in schools.
What is your GSA up to? Hey, Cis! Podcast is a proud supporter of Nova Scotia GSAs - share your upcoming events with us and we'll be happy to include you on an upcoming Podcast! Whether you need a little getting started or some ideas to help get your organized, see our resources and templates below.
GSAs play a vital role in making schools safer for LGBTQQ students by providing supportive and accepting spaces as well as doing broader organizing work against homophobia and transphobia in school.
Depending on your GSA’s mission and goals, activities will change week-to-week, month-to-month and year-to-year.
There are three common types of GSAs, which all meet the different needs of youth in different types of school climates:
Social GSAs are generally helpful for youth trying to meet other LGBTQ & Ally students and make friends
Support GSAs are for students who are trying to create safe spaces to talk about the various issues they face
Activist GSAs are for those youth who are actively working to improve their school climate
Source: GSA Advisors Handbook:
Welcoming Classes Kit and GSA templates:
Author: Isaac Cook
Connect with Pflag Halifax about fundraising to support the local non-profit: [email protected]
Gays for Strays
Face Painting: International Coming out Day, Trans Day of Visibility, PRIDE Month in June (as Mac Makeup for a lend of their rainbow palette and brush!);
Everything from rainbow ribbons to candy sales on GSafe.org
Check out this handy 'How to Fundraise' toolkit on GSA network
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