Jan 10, 2007 · Read a profile of Kerry Pacer, one of the student plaintiffs in this case, by GLSEN founder Kevin Jennings.When students asked school officials to let them start a gay-straight alliance club in 2005 to combat rampant anti-gay harassment and bullying at at White County High School in Cleveland, Georgia, they were met with resistance and stalling tactics for several months. Our Mission. Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. is dedicated to affirming acceptance between diverse groups of people, raising awareness in our community of the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Questioning, Queer, Asexual, and Allied (LGBTQA) people through support, education, and community outreach on the issues of diversity.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEATLANTA, GA – The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a lawsuit in federal court against officials at White County High School in Cleveland, Georgia for illegally banning a gay-straight alliance club (GSA). “I’ve been assaulted at school twice and called names more times than I can remember, and I know gay students who have had to drop out of our school. Support Youth Organizing. We support LGBTQ+ youth organizers across the country to take action and create change at all levels, from school-based campaigns that impact individual school districts to national days of action that unite GSAs for racial and gender justice.
A gay–straight alliance (GSA) or queer-straight alliance (QSA) is a student-led or community-based organization, found in middle schools and high schools as well as colleges and universities, primarily in the United States and Canada, that is intended to provide a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender children, teenagers, and youth as well as their Purpose: Provide a supportive environment for LGBT . 2 curriculum related group. Similarly, all schools teach math, and therefore the Math Club would be a curriculum related group. Meanwhile, common non-curriculum groups include: the Skating Club, Asian Club, Black Student.