Current Campaign

Gender and Sexuality Alliances

 
 
 

Gender and Sexuality Alliances, also known as Gay-Straight Alliances in many schools, seek to create a safe, educational space for LGBT-identifying students.

Harassment and unsafe school environments due to sexuality and gender are statistically proven to lower affected students' GPA, lower their likelihood to attend college, and lower their self-esteem.

This is not just a gay issue. It is a children's issue. It is an education issue.

We believe students deserve a safe environment where they can receive support, resources, and every opportunity for success.

The long-term goal is to have a GSA in every high school and junior high school in Wyoming. The short term goal is to create a sustainable GSA in every high school and junior high school in Casper.

For a current research brief on the impact of GSAs, please refer to this GLSEN resource.

According to a study conducted by the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network, "LGBT students in schools with GSAs are less likely to hear biased language, such as homophobic remarks, are less likely to feel unsafe in school because of their sexual orientation and gender expression, are less likely to miss days of school because they are afraid to go."

By limiting the potential of our youth, we limit the potential of our future leaders and stunt the growth of our community. Every student, no matter their identity, deserves equal access to their education and an equal opportunity to reach their potential.

How can I help?

Volunteer

Fill out our Volunteer Form and specify your interest in helping out with creating or sustaining GSAs. Adult supervision, guidance, and support is incredibly valuable to youth.

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Donate to this campaign and become one of its official sponsors. As an official sponsor of this campaign, you will be provided with weekly updates of the campaign's progress, needs, challenges, and successes.

 
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Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) The following students pose for a national campaign entitled "Self Evident Project." The project seeks to humanize the LGBT movement by showcasing people along every aspect of the LGBT spectrum.