GSAs Build Power - Find out what a GSA Club is here. GSA stands for Gender & Sexuality Alliance. We are an LGBTQ+ and ally student-led club for our school community.
At Stratford we are working to create a safe and LGBTQ-inclusive school. We have students from all grade levels & academies. We provide a space where students can receive support, socialize, and find community together. We meet during PLT.
GSA clubs, or GSAs for short, are student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. GSAs have evolved beyond their traditional role to serve as safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in middle schools and high schools, and have emerged as vehicles for deep social change related to racial, gender, and educational justice.
A growing body of research confirms that the presence of a GSA has a positive and lasting effect on student health, wellness, and academic performance. It can also protect students from harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and improve school climates for all students in the long-term.
GLSEN has great resources for students, parents, teachers and the community.
GLAAD GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.
Here are some great Books to read from John Hopkins recommendations
Teacher sponsors of the club are: Diane Chen and Savannah Price