Creating & Sustaining a GSA

Make It Better: Starting and Supporting Gay-Straight Alliances

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the Center for Disease Control have both identified creating and supporting Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) as a key step schools can take to improve the climate for LGBTQ youth in schools.

The 2009 GSAFE Wisconsin School Climate Survey found that students who attended a school that had a GSA reported an increased sense of feeling safe at school and an increased sense of belonging.

This workshop is great for educators, administrators, and students who are interested in learning more about GSAs.  Questions covered in the workshop include:

  • What is a GSA?
  • What do GSAs do?
  • What does the law say about GSAs?
  • What are the benefits of having a GSA?
  • How can you start a GSA at your school?


An hour-long webinar version of this training can be viewed here.


Check out our upcoming trainings, here.

Check out our resource page for educators, here.

For more information on scheduling a training for your school or district, please contact Brian J.

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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