Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) are student clubs that work to improve school climate for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Find out how to start a GSA, build on your GSAs current work, celebrate various identities through various resources, and most of all register your GSA!

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  • Get the Facts about GSAs

    What is a GSA? Why do they need to exist? Got GSA questions? We’ve got answers on our GSA information page!

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  • Register Your GSA

    Be counted as part of the student-led GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) movement! Register your GSA or similar club now to get helpful resources and the chance to network with other GSAs across the country.

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  • Student Events Calendar

    Keep track of key LGBT, social justice and diversity dates throughout the school year with the Student Events Calendar. Better yet, mark your calendars are you prepare, plan and organize for GLSEN events, such as the Day of Silence!

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  • Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    As a part of GLSEN's Days of Support, we encourage GSAs and other student organizers to take the time during May to recognize the contributions of our API brethren, particularly to the LGBT and safe schools movements.

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  • Be an Ally to Athletes!

    Check out these 10 simple says to be an ally in sports from Changing the Game: The GLSEN Sports Project.

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  • Black History Month

    February is Black History Month, an important time to celebrate the contributions of the African American community. As part of GLSEN's Days of Support, we encourage GSA and student organizers to learn more and plan activities!

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  • College Guide

    Find out how you can be involved with GLSEN's programs, and learn ways to gain the leadership skills and experience that will make you stand out amongst other college applicants!

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  • Educators! Support Your GSA!

    Want to build or strengthen a GSA at your school? Watch this webinar for information, guidance and resources!

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  • GSA Actions to Expand Awareness of Transgender Issues

    There are a bunch of ways your GSA can increase awareness of transgender issues. Click here to learn more.

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  • GSA of the Year

    Is your GSA doing amazing work? Apply to be GLSEN's GSA of the Year!

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  • Guidelines for Respectful GSA Discussion

    Having a set of agreements will help ensure that your meetings are respectful and provide a safe place for everyone.

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  • How to be an Effective Leader

    GSA's go even further when they have rockstar leaders. Click here to learn more about ways you can become an effective GSA leader.

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  • How to Find a Club Advisor

    Finding an advisor for your GSA can be challenging and intimidating. Don't fret, there are plenty of options of adults at your school that would serve as great GSA advisors. Click here to learn more.

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  • How to Run an Effective GSA Meeting

    Running a GSA meeting can be intimidating! Not to worry, with GLSEN’s tips, you will be an awesome facilitator in no time!

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  • Impact of Gay-Straight Alliances

    This brief looks at just how important a Gay-Straight Alliance is for LGBT students and their allies.

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  • Jump Start Your GSA

    Looking to start a GSA at your school? Trying to make your current GSA more effective? Our Jump-Start Start Guide can help – eight sections full of suggested activities and discussion topics to help your club be the best it can be.

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  • Know Your Rights

    You have the right to be yourself in school. Know your rights!

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  • Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month

    GLSEN Supports Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, observed annually from September 15th until October 15th. We encourage GSAs, other student organizations and educators to use these resources in the classroom and throughout the month.

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  • LGBT History Month

    LGBT History Month is the perfect time to make a special effort to include LGBT content in lessons and activities. Check out GLSEN's user-friendly classroom materials.

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  • Make Your GSA Transgender & Gender Nonconforming Inclusive

    Being inclusive means that your student club and its members commit to an ongoing process of education. Click here to learn more about making your club inclusive of transgender and gender nonconforming students.

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  • Native American Heritage Month

    November is National American Indian Heritage Month. Join us in celebrating the contributions of our Native and Two-Spirit community leaders! Want to learn more? Click on through to find out!

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  • Out of the Past - Resource Guide

    Out of the Past is a great film to watch with your GSA to discuss LGBT history! Here's a resource guide to use with your GSA as you watch this awesome documentary.

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  • Tips for Finding New GSA Members

    Every GSA could use more members, right? We've heard your calls for GSA membership ideas and here it is! Click through for tips on finding new GSA members.

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  • Transgender Awareness Week

    Transgender Awareness Week is an opportunity for students, educators and community members to increase visibility of the transgender community and to raise awareness of the experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming students.

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  • Valentine Road: Watch, Discuss and Act

    Valentine Road depicts the tragic story of a teenager shot and killed by a classmate in 2008. Find out how you can use the film to make your school community safer and more respectful for all.

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  • Women's History Month

    March is Women's History Month, an important time to pay special attention to the contributions of women to our societies. As a part of GLSEN's Days of Support, we encourage GSAs and other student organizers to participate!

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  • Writing a Mission Statement

    The purpose of a mission statement is to identify why the club exists, spell out the goals and philosophy of the group, and explain the club’s work. Click here to learn more about writing your GSA's Mission Statement.

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