GSA Networks have been formed to help local area students to network and connect to local resources, provide training for youth leaders, and sponsor local GSA efforts. LGBT history. You have the right to be yourself in school. Here are the basic steps to starting a GSA at your school. Prior to that, it was a fiscally sponsored project of The Tides Center. The Nelson Mail.
The first gay—straight alliance was formed in November at the Concord Academy in Concord, Massachusetts when Kevin Jenningsa history teacher at the school who had just come out as gay, was approached by Meredith Sterlinga student at the school who was straight, but was upset by the treatment of gay students and others.
But the students eventually won and formed the student club. The same year, the school board assigned a district consultant to provide support for GSAs within the city and host a monthly meeting for GSA members to network. Students will learn about ableism, ableist language, and how to act in allyship with people who have disabilities. But it's important to be able to rationally explain your reasons for wanting a GSA to people who oppose you or just want to know more about what the club is all about.