GSA

Sample Lesson Resources and References

Resources and References Resources for starting or supporting a GSA: GLSEN’s GSA Study: https://www.glsen.org/gsa-study GLSEN GSA Resources: ​​https://www.glsen.org/support-student-gsas GSA Network, a national network and provider of resources for GSAs, including an Advisor Handbook and tips for getting started: https://gsanetwork.org/what-is-a-gsa/ Fink, K. (2021). Practical tips for running an effective GSA. We are Teachers. https://www.weareteachers.com/gsa-tips/ Fiorellini, N. (2018). 5 […]

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Why is a GSA Important?

Why is a GSA Important? There are many benefits that come with a GSA at school: Research repeatedly shows that schools with GSAs have far less fear-based absenteeism and harassment of LGBTQ students. Feelings of school safety are 36% higher in schools with GSAs. Students in schools with GSAs were less likely to skip school

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Resources and References

Resources and References Resources for starting or supporting a GSA: GLSEN’s GSA Study: https://www.glsen.org/gsa-study GLSEN GSA Resources: ​​https://www.glsen.org/support-student-gsas GSA Network, a national network and provider of resources for GSAs, including an Advisor Handbook and tips for getting started: https://gsanetwork.org/what-is-a-gsa/ Fink, K. (2021). Practical tips for running an effective GSA. We are Teachers. https://www.weareteachers.com/gsa-tips/ Fiorellini, N. (2018). 5

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Extra Credit

Extra Credit Janie Wilkerson, LPC-MHSP In the video above, Janie Wilkerson discusses how we can think about supporting LGBTQ students without “pathologizing” them. This is a term that psychologists use to describe behaviors or viewpoints that focus only on the risks and challenges LGBTQ students face. In contrast, it’s possible for LGBTQ students to have

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Conclusion

Lesson Conclusion You may be wondering if schools can prevent students from forming a GSA. A number of legal decisions have established that the federal Equal Access Act of 1984 guarantees that a public school cannot treat a GSA differently than other pre-existing clubs at the school. Schools also cannot prevent the forming of a

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How do We Start a GSA?

How do We Start or Support a GSA? Here are some tips for starting or supporting a GSA in your school: Find resources online or in your community. GLSEN offers a GSA jump-start guide: https://www.glsen.org/jumpstart or visit GSANetwork.org.  This blog for teachers offers additional “practical tips”: https://www.weareteachers.com/gsa-tips/  Other schools in your district may have active

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