GSAFE Updates

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 […]

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 draw attention to the bullying and harassment of students in the LGBTQ+ community. Annually on this day, our students in the LGBTQ+ community as well as allies remain silent to draw attention to […]

¡Únete a Trans Youth Justice Council!

¿Eres un adolescente trans/no binario/inconformado de genero entre 15-18 años de adad?  ¡Únete a Trans Youth Justice Council (TYJC)! TYJC es un programa de desarrollo de liderazco basado en un modelo de justica social. Aprenderás maneras de crear cambio social para adolescentes trans y conoceras a ostros adolescentes trans. El programa se dará acabo cada dos semanas entre […]

Join the Trans Youth Justice Council (TYJC)!

Are you a trans/nonbinary/gender-nonconforming teen ages 15-18 in the Milwaukee area? Want to get paid to help make the world a better place for trans youth? Join the Trans Youth Justice Council (TYJC)! The TYJC is a youth leadership development program based in a social justice model. You’ll learn skills to create social change for […]

Be a Champion for LGBTQ+ Youth! for The Big Share

The Big Share is March 5th. Help us go BIG, become a Champion for LGBTQ+ Youth! 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 March 5th. […]

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Testimonials

haruka-testimonial“The summer after my first year of high school I attended LTI, GSAFE’s camp for youth leaders. I hold those four days dear to my heart and firmly believe that they were instrumental in transforming my life.” – Haruka, Former GSAFE Youth Activist