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A gay-straight alliance, or GSA, is a club for LGBTQ youth and straight allies. There are more than 4,000 GSAs in schools nationwide.
GSAs can foster community, cultivate leadership skills and reduce discrimination. This section contains ideas about how you can start and run one, as well as information about the legal rights of young people who wish to start a GSA.
If you face road blocks like these, you can contact us for legal help.
Starting a GSA can be exciting—and intimidating. Here are some ideas to consider.
In public secondary schools, GSAs can’t be discriminated against or held to different standards than other student clubs—it’s the law.
Maverick Couch is a high school junior threatened with suspension if he wore a T-shirt bearing the message “Jesus Is Not a Homophobe.”
Case on behalf of a brother and sister challenging antigay harassment, discrimination and censorship by school officials.
Case arguing in favor of a transgender high school student's First Amendment right to wear a dress to prom.