GSAFE Updates

Celebration of Leadership Updates

  GSAFE’s Celebration of Leadership is tomorrow! With a modified approach and rain looming on the horizon, we wanted to share some quick updates:   Monona Terrace will determine if we’re outside or inside by Noon on Saturday. Once called we will update our FB page, COL event page, and the GSAFE website ASAP!   […]

Joint Statement from GSAFE and Fair Wisconsin regarding the introduction of transgender student athlete bills in the Wisconsin Legislature

March 2, 2021 Contact: Brian Juchems, GSAFE, (608) 235-5467, brianj@gsafewi.org Megin McDonell, Fair Wisconsin, (608) 279-2659, megin.mcdonell@fairwisconsin.com Joint statement from GSAFE and Fair Wisconsin regarding the introduction of transgender student athlete bills in the Wisconsin Legislature [Madison] Tuesday, a pair of bills is being introduced in the Wisconsin state legislature that would prohibit transgender student […]

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 […]

GSAFE’s 2021 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, […]

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 […]

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 world of difference for LGBTQ+ youth. We’d like to shine a spotlight on some of the amazing educators (classroom teachers, counselors, social workers, custodians, bus drivers, building and district leaders, etc.) who have […]

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Testimonials

“Without the knowledge, resources, and extra effort of GSAFE, I have no question that we would not have a Gay-Straight Alliance in our school.” – David Witte, Middle School Principal