A GSA or Gay-Straight Alliance is an official student club with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) and heterosexual student membership and one or two teachers who serve as faculty advisors. Students in a school with a GSA know that they have at least one or two adults they can talk to about LGBTQ matters. The purpose of a GSA is to provide a safe space in which LGBTQ students and allies can work together on making their schools more welcoming for all members of their school community, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Such groups also function as safe havens and supports for students with LGBTQ parents, other family members, and friends.
The MyGSA Equity and Inclusive Education Resource provides teachers, administrators, guidance counsellors and students with information on how to set up and run a GSA in their school.
- Gay Straight Alliance: Equity and Inclusive Education Resource Kit for NL, Grades 7-12
- NL Binder Cover (786 KB)
- GSA – Pre-Intro (1.0 MB)
- GSA – Introduction (2.6 MB)
- GSA Guide (9.8 MB)
- GSA Q & A (2.5 MB)
- LGBTQ Role Models and Symbols (4.8 MB)
- Information and Resources for Educators (9.1 MB)
- Resources for Guidance Counsellors (2.7 MB)
- Information for Administrators (4.7 MB)
- Terms and Concepts (3.1 MB)
- LGBTQ Resources (1.8 MB)
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