In The News


Check out this great ad created for GSAFE by KW2 advertising agency.  KW2 created this video for GSAFE during Goodstock 2016, their pro bono marketing marathon during which they donate marketing and advertising goods and services to nonprofits. Madison’s Channel 3000 News covered Goodstock 2016 on their website here. You can view the ad here. […]

Statement from Youth Leadership Board on Non-Indictment

We are deeply saddened to learn that Officer Matt Kenny has not been indicted for taking the life of unarmed Black teenager Tony Robinson on March 6th in Madison.   We are deeply saddened, and yet we are also not surprised.  With very few exceptions, police officers are almost never indicted for killing people in […]

Qualitative Research Surfaces on Wisconsin Trans* Youth

Virginia Harrison reports on a groundbreaking study of trans* and gender-nonconforming youth in Wisconsin schools and the unique challenges they face. Click here for the complete article, as published in the January 2015 Our Lives Magazine.

Centering Desire in Our Work

The following is an excerpt of the speech given by Kristen Brock-Petroshius when accepting the LGBTQ Advocate of the Year Award at the Outreach Banquet this past fall. Click here for this complete article, as published in the January 2015 issue of Our Lives Magazine.

Motivated & Empowered

Trans*, Asian-American, young, and queer: Skylar Lee is blazing a trail for intersectional equality in the Madison school system and beyond. Click here for the complete profile of GSAFE youth leader Skylar Lee, as published in the January 2015 issue of Our Lives Magazine.

Guest post: Working toward healthy lives for Wisconsin’s trans community

The following post was written for the Capital Times by Z! Haukeness, former board member and frequent volunteer with GSAFE. Click here to read the original op-ed in the Capital Times. Z! Haukeness: Working toward healthy lives for Wisconsin’s trans community Everyone is identified by a gender at birth when the doctor looks at their […]

Gender Identity & Expression Protections in Wisconsin

  In the past couple of months, three more school districts have added language to their local non-discrimination, harassment, and anti-bullying policies to provide specific protections on the basis of gender identity and gender expression: Green Bay Area Public School District, Appleton Area School District, and Elkhorn Area School District. This bring us up to […]

GSAFE Co-Hosts White Privilege Conference

GSAFE is proud to serve as a co-host for the White Privilege Conference “Building Relationships, Strengthening Communities, Seeking Justice” coming to Madison, WI March 26-29, 2014.  Click here for more information on the WPC.

TDOR Events in Wisconsin

We have heard about a number of different public events being organized in Wisconsin to  commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance.  Here are the details for the ones we know about: La Crosse:  There will be a candlelight vigil in La Crosse, sponsored by the UWL Pride Center, at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20th, at […]

Race Results for Walk/Run/Eat for Safe Schools

Thank you to everyone who came out to the 7th Annual Walk/Run/Eat for Safe Schools!  We apologize for the delay in getting the race results posted.  Here they are:   5K Race Results   10K Race Results   Big thanks to Race Day Events and our timing volunteers for making this happen!       […]

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“Some of the boys used the expression ‘No Homo’ when playing a game and I immediately talked to them about what that phrase means and how it is offensive. GSAFE’s training prepared me to intervene in that moment.”

After school program staff