GSA stands for Gay Straight Alliance or Gender Sexuality Alliance. GSAs are student-led clubs in schools that support LGBTQ youth and their allies. GSAs help make schools safer by providing a space free of judgment and assumptions. GSAs can take on many roles. They can provide a safe space for youth to make friends and feel supported while also being sites for advocacy in their schools and communities.
The Nova Scotia GSA Network has been created to provide the opportunity for connection between GSAs, resources to help keep GSA active, and to create a sense of community.
Want to know how to start a GSA? Looking for workshop ideas? Require resources on sexual orientation and gender identity? Use the drop down list and click on the resource tab. We have provided regional, provincial, national and GSA specific resources.
Our GSA Coordinator can come to your school and provide support to GSAs or those looking to start a GSA. E-mail [email protected] for more information.
GSAs can provide LGBTQ youth and their allies with a sense of community within their schools by creating a safe space where people are free to be themselves. The GSA Network seeks to create a greater sense of community by providing GSAs with the opportunity network, make friends, and share their successes.