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Trick or Trot 2020

  Get ready to rock your scariest FAVORITE look from the 80s or 90s at this year’s Trick or Trot!   We are working with our race managers at Race Day Events and current guidance from public health officials to make Trick or Trot 2020 a safe and fun event for all involved. Updates will […]

GSAFE’s 2020 Youth Scholarship Application Now Available

The GSAFE Youth Scholarship awards up to four high school seniors $1000 each. The recipients of these awards will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting just and respectful schools for all, with an emphasis on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and topics (LGBTQ+). This scholarship is open to all Wisconsin high school seniors, […]

Apply today for GSAFE’s Leadership Training Institute!

LTI is Wisconsin’s singular summer camp for high school students organizing at the intersection of LGBTQ+ and racial justice. During LTI, attendees collaborate with LGBTQ+ peer and adult activists to share and refine skills in mobilizing for change in their schools and communities. Interested? Download the Leadership Training Institute 2019 FAQ to learn more, and apply here! Please […]

Trick or Trot 5K Registration OPEN!

2018 Trick or Trot 5K Walk Run  Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 1:00 PM! Your favorite Halloween-themed 5K fun run/walk is back! Register now to secure your spot and get the lowest registration price!   Registration opens at 11:30 AM. Race starts at 1:00 PM.   The run will kick off at Franklin Elementary School (305 […]

Consent Culture Conference Registration NOW OPEN!

GSAFE is excited to announce that registration for our first Consent Culture Conference is now OPEN. Hosted by and developed in collaboration with Edgewood College, the CCC is open to all educators and professionals who want to understand consent as the basis for human interactions. Workshops and keynote speakers will include dialogue and discussions regarding informed […]

Applications are now open for GSAFE’s 2018-2019 Foundations of Leadership course!

  We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Foundations of Leadership course! Foundations of Leadership is a dynamic course focused on the experiences of students of color.  Eligible students are those who will be in grades 9-10 at any Madison Metropolitan School District high school by September 2018 and who demonstrate leadership talent. “I […]

Celebration of Leadership 2017

Help us celebrate student and adult leaders on May 13th!     Saturday, May 13, 2017 – The Monona Terrace, Madison 5:00pm  Social Hour & Silent Auction 6:00pm   Dinner & Program $75 per person $30 for middle/high school students Please note: To ensure that cost is not a barrier to attendance, we offer a sliding scale […]

Tools for Broadcasting Your Love for GSAFE on The Big Share

Thank you for choosing to Broadcast Your Love for GSAFE during the big share.  Please feel free to use the following tools in your efforts. Also, we’re especially asking people to broadcast their support during the following times if possible: 7:00-8:30AM Noon-1PM 4:30-6PM A number of Big Share corporate sponsors plan to award bonus donations […]

Spring 2017 GSA Conference Scheduled for April 7th!

Join 200+ GSA and student leaders from across the state!   GSAFE’s Spring Conference is open to current middle school and high school students, as well as to GSA advisors and other school professionals who are supporting GSAs and similar clubs.  The cost to attend is $15.00 per student, which covers lunch and supplies for […]


A MESSAGE FROM THE GSAFE BOARD: It is with a mix of excitement and sadness that we announce the resignation of our Executive Director, Chelsea O‘NeilKarcher. The Board of Directors and staff at GSAFE will be very sad to see her go, but we look forward to the next chapter in our history. We wish Chelsea the best of luck […]

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“​Chippewa Falls Middle School’s mission is to provide a safe and supportive place for all of our students to learn and grow together. The Safe Space training from GSAFE provided staff with valuable resources to become more aware of how to be a better gender inclusive school!​” – Susan Kern, Middle School Principal