Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
Note: The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.
About This Program
Target Population: Middle school and high school students, especially those identifying as LGBTQ+
A Gay-Student Alliance (GSA) club is a student-run organization that unite lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning plus (LGBTQ+) youth and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. GSAs have evolved beyond their traditional role to serve as safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in middle schools and high schools, and have emerged as vehicles for deep social change related to racial, gender, and educational justice.
Education and Training
Education and Training Resources
Publicly available information indicates there is a manual that describes how to implement this program.
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Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research
Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA).
Macgillivray, I. K. (2014). Gay-straight alliances: A handbook for students, educators, and parents. Routledge.
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: October 2019
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: January 2020
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: January 2020