GSAFE Updates

Affirming LGBTQ+ Youth in Turbulent Times

Making schools safer and more affirming for LGBTQ+ & BIPOC students is at the core of GSAFE’s work. This training will provide a brief overview of best practices for administrators and other school leaders, offer an intersectional lens, and offer strategies for navigating the current moment of increased pushback and challenges to practices that increase […]

Wauwatosa, Superior, Kettle Moraine, and Germantown – Take Action

Take Action by Monday, August 8th to Support Inclusion in Superior A group of School District of Superior parents are appealing a decision made by District Administrator Amy Starzecki rejecting their demand to eliminate age-appropriate instruction about pronouns and gender identity as part of a comprehensive 5th grade curriculum. Their appeal will be heard by the […]

GSAFE’s 2022 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, […]

Celebration of Leadership 2022

  GSAFE’s 2022 26th Annual Celebration of Leadership Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm Join GSAFE for our 26th Annual Celebration of Leadership wherein we honor high school seniors and one Educator of the Year for their LGBTQ+ activism across Wisconsin.   Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now! Gsafe2022.givesmart.com Ticketing and Donation […]

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 one-day giving event organized by Community Shares of Wisconsin that supports over 70 environmental and social justice groups in Wisconsin, including GSAFE! There are a number of ways to help us out on […]

Support LGBTQIA+ Youth on National Coming Out Day

  2020 isn’t exactly how we thought we’d start our 25th year of serving Wisconsin LGBTQIA+ students and educators. But here we are, and GSAFE has proudly pivoted to adjust to the changing landscape in order to continue providing crucial support to youth leaders and school districts. In honor of our 25th year we’re asking you […]

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, sponsored by GSAFE, surrounding gender confidentiality, and how to best support LGBTQ+ students in an educational setting.   Three Memorial High School student activists, Melanie Golden, Maggie Di Sanza, and Amira Pierotti, will […]

Affirming Trans and Nonbinary Youth in the Virtual Classroom

With many transgender and nonbinary youth set to attend class virtually, what can schools do to ensure they feel safe, seen, and affirmed in this setting?    On Thursday, September 3rd, at 2PM our friend Sherie Hohs from Madison Metropolitan School District joined us to share emerging best practices and resources as well as highlight […]

Donate to our Quilt Auction

Online Auction Coming in late November – stay tuned and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates! As the days get shorter and temperatures start to dip, GSAFE wants to help you get cozy while supporting our LGBTQ+ youth. We are inviting quilters (along with crocheters, knitters, and other crafty artists) to donate to […]

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 a child who is experiencing bullying based on their real or perceived gender identity or sexual orientation, we know that LGBTQ+ topics impact children of all ages, including at the elementary level. GSAFE […]

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Testimonials

“​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