Welcome to GSAFE

GSAFE increases the capacity of LGBTQ youth and students, educational staff, and families to create school environments.

2024 Quilt & Fiber Art Auction “Together”

Calling all quilters and fiber artists to donate to our 2024 Quilt and Fiber Art Auction to be held Nov 27 – Dec 3. This year's theme is "Together."

Trick or Trot 5K Walk/Run

Place Franklin Elementary School 305 W Lakeside St Madison, WI US 53713 Description Zombies vs. Humans 2024 Trick or Trot Walk/Run!  Are you looking for a fun fall outing with friends and…

GSAFE creates just schools for LGBTQ+ youth in Wisconsin

We are committed to youth leadership, anti-racism, and social justice and recognize we are all life-long learners and teachers. We hold ourselves accountable to the youth we serve as well as each other, our board, funders, partner organizations, and the broader community by honoring our commitments and continuously reflecting on and improving our work.

What We Do

GSAFE increases the capacity of LGBTQ youth and students, educational staff, and families to create school environments where all LGBTQ youth and students thrive.

Developing Youth Leadership

Building strong youth leadership is core to creating school communities where all LGBTQ youth and students thrive.

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Supporting GSAs

GSAFE supports over 200 Gay-Straight Alliances and similarly-focused student groups in Wisconsin.

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Training Educators

GSAFE provides high quality and engaging trainings for educators, students, community members, and families focused on the needs of LGBTQ+ Youth.

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Advancing Educational Justice

Educational Justice is a framework for improving schools so that LGBTQ youth, youth of color, low-income youth, and youth with disabilities all thrive.

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Deepening Racial, Gender, & Social Justice

GSAFE strives to incorporate racial, gender, and social justice throughout all of our programs and organizational infrastructure.

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We hope this information is helpful to you in your work to create schools where all LGBTQ youth and students thrive.

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Our History

GSAFE has roots going back to 1991 when we were two all-volunteer grassroots organizations functioning out of members’ homes, Gays and Lesbians Against Discrimination in Education (GLADE) and Gay and Lesbian Educational Employees (GLEE).

Our Blog and Featured News

GSAFE Updates

June 12th Supporting & Affirming LGBTQ+ Students in Green Bay

  GSAFE is offering a day-long workshop, Supporting & Affirming LGBTQ+ Students, for educators, staff, and school leaders! This workshop will be ...

As anti-trans legislation proliferates in 2024, community fears erasure from public view

Protect trans rights. Period. The increase in anti-trans bills across the nation should be alarming to all of us who care about ...

The Big Share 2024

Be a GSAFE Fundraiser for The Big Share on March 5th. All fundraisers who raise as little as $12 will be entered ...
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Be a Champion for LGBTQ+ Youth! for The Big Share

The Big Share is March 2nd. Help us go BIG, be a Peer to Peer Fundraiser for GSAFE! The Big Share is a ...
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Exploring Gender Confidentiality Workshop

  MARK YOUR CALENDARS- 9/29, 4-5pm! The leaders of the Madison Memorial High School Gender Equity Association will be leading a workshop, ...
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Donate to our 4th Annual Quilt and Fiber Auction

Online Auction Starts Nov 28 - stay tuned and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates! As the days get shorter ...
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GSA @ Elementary

Whether it's a child with same gender parents or LGBTQ+ family members, a child who is asserting their affirmed gender identity, or ...
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Nominate an Educator who makes a difference!

It's Teacher Appreciation Week...which should be EVERY week, right?! We know that having one or more supportive adult at school makes a ...
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Day of Silence Selfie Social Media Campaign April 24th

This Friday, April 24th, is the National Day of Silence. The Day of Silence began in 1996 as a student-led initiative to ...