Gay-Straight Alliance

James Clemens High Gay-Straight Alliance

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  • "GSA clubs, or GSAs for short, are student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied students to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. GSA clubs have evolved beyond their traditional role to serve as safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in middle schools and high schools, and have emerged as vehicles for deep social change related to racial, gender, and educational justice beyond individual schools.

    A growing body of research confirms that the presence of a GSA club has a positive and lasting effect on student health, wellness, and academic performance. It can also protect students from harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and improve school climates for all students in the long-term.

    Through GSA organizing, trans and queer young people are able to launch campaigns on a variety of issues that affect all students across the country."