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+

Program Overview

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.
See contact info below.

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA).

Additional References

Macgillivray, I. K. (2014). Gay-straight alliances: A handbook for students, educators, and parents. Routledge.

Contact Information

gsa network
Website: gsanetwork.org
Email:

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