GSAFE Updates

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. […]

Madison365: GSAFE Promotes Ali Muldrow to Become First Person of Color in Executive Role

The Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools, or GSAFE, has named Ali Muldrow and Brian Juchems co-directors of the statewide organization, making Muldrow the first person of color in an executive role in the group’s 22-year history.   “We’re both people who started in Programming, and we didn’t want to stop Programming, so we kind […]

GSAFE shifts structure to align with organizational mission and values

GSAFE is honored to announce an exciting shift in our organizational structure. Ali Muldrow, Racial Justice Organizer since 2014 and Brian Juchems, long-time staff member and current Senior Director of Education and Policy, will share leadership as GSAFE Co-Directors. Sawyer Johnsonwill continue in their role of youth programming since 2016 under the new title of Youth Justice Program Coordinator. […]

GSAFE launches the Linda Halsey Keep the Lights ON Fund

With wry humor, exceptional skill, unparalleled dedication and quiet diplomacy,Linda Halsey was a true leader and role model at GSAFE. Linda served as a member of our Board of Directors from 2003-2010 and continued to provide wise support and guidance outside of that role. Whether it was helping the organization make a smooth transition from being a […]

WEAC honors GSAFE With 2018 Friend of Education Award

At its 2018 Representative Assembly in La Crosse, Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) recognized GSAFE with its 2018 Friend of Education Award. WEAC President Ron Martin introduced GSAFE with the following comments: “The WEAC Friend of Education Award goes to an organization that makes a difference for educators and students — GSAFE. GSAFE is a […]

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Testimonials

“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