GSA stands for Gay-Straight Alliance or Gender-Sexuality Alliance. GSAs are student led clubs in schools. Simply having a GSA at a school has been found to decrease negative remarks about sexual orientation and gender identity and increase students’ feelings of safety. Each GSA is different, but they typically focus on support, advocacy, and/or social activities.
You do not have to identify as LGBTQ+ to join a GSA. Individuals who do not identify as LGBTQ+ but support this community are called Allies.
Interested in joining a GSA? Look to see if you school already has one. Sometimes your school’s club may not be called a GSA but goes by a different name. If you school doesn’t have a club like this, you can start one!
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