Support for Student-led Clubs
GLSEN's National GSA Leadership Coalition
Join the National GSA Leadership Coalition and receive an invitation to our monthly meetings where we will bring in guest speakers, share best practices, Q&A, and many ways to build and sustain your GSA.
Register to receive special meeting invitations and resources for GSA building.
*All students are invited to join this program for their own personal leadership development whether you are the president of your GSA or thinking of starting one.
Research indicates that GSAs (Gender and Sexuality Alliances) improve school climate, individual well-being and educational outcomes for LGBTQ youth. Participation in GSAs is related to stronger school connectedness and improved academic achievement for LGBTQ youth, and regardless of whether LGBTQ students themselves participate in their school’s GSA, just having a GSA in their school can create a more positive school climate for LGBTQ students.
When you register we will send you:
- monthly updates,
- free GSA & school resources,
- invitations to local youth summits,
- and opportunities to get free swag.
Webinars to Support GSAs – For Students and Advisors
Transhood: Culture Close Up on HBO Max with Sr Youth Programs Manager a.t. furuya (they/them/theirs).
In Oct 2020 GLSEN and the NEA (National Education Association) held a virtual GSA Advisors Summit. These webinars cover topics for elementary, middle, and high school GSAs such as starting a virtual GSA, activities for virtual GSA meetings, organizing platforms, discussions on supporting Black LGBTQ+ students, and supporting LGBTQ+ students during the pandemic. Click here to view and download the PowerPoints for presenters.
2020 GSA Summit: High School Panel and Discussion
2020 GSA Summit: LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter/Organizing Virtual Events (Day of Action)