Books and resources that highlight LGBT leaders and characters help make schools more inclusive. Ask your librarian to take a look at these inclusive books.
Participate in the Day of Silence! The Day of Silence is a student led action that takes place once a year. The next Day of Silence will be on April 19, 2013. On this day, students and supporters take a vow of silence to bring attention to the harmful effects of bullying and harassment. Connect to other participating students on Facebook
Diversity and inclusion are important elements to a safe school. Support other clubs that are working hard to ensure that all students are being respected and valued. See if you all can work together on a service project, or talk to school administrators about your school's climate as a larger group.
The Safe Space Kit is a training kit and manual designed for teachers and other school employees. It is designed to help teachers and school officials create a more affirming and safe school environment for LGBT youth. Ask your school to order a kit!
Research other local groups and businesses that are LGBT friendly! Host your meetings at their space, share resources with them, feel confident in knowing that your GSA members will be respected there.
An amazing way to connect to LGBT history is hearing heroes tell their stories!Listen to Unheard Voices as a GSA and reflect on the incredible steps these leaders have made for LGBT individuals and their allies.
Ensuring that your GSA meeting is a confidential space is very important! We want all participants to feel safe being themselves, and an affirming space is essential! Create some community guidelines to make sure participants understand this. Learn more about meeting planning here.
Network with other GSAs! If you don't know of any other GSAs in the area, take some action to find out! You can work as a club to contact guidance counselors from nearby schools and ask them if there is a GSA there!
Celebrate allies! Ally Week is October 15-19! Use this time to inform people at your school what an ally is, and how they are important to the school experience of LGBT youth. Encourage students and teachers at your school to take the pledge to be an ally for LGBT youth. If you already have great allies, send them a thank you card! Learn more at allyweek.org
Leave your ideas! What are you doing to keep your GSA thriving and your school safe?