A gaystraight alliance, gender-sexuality alliance (gsa) or even queer-straight alliance (qsa) is a student-led or community-based organization, found in middle schools and high schools as well as colleges and universities, primarily in the united states and canada, that is intended to provide a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (lgbt) children. Gay straight alliance for safe schools (gsafe) madison, wi, usa www. Org sawyer johnson, brian juchems, & ali muldrowwisconsingsanetwork. Limited to organizations such as gay-straight alliances, diversity clubs, anti-racism clubs and anti-bullying clubs. 1(3) the students may select a respectful and inclusive name for the organization, including the name gay-straight alliance or queer-straight alliance, after consulting with the principal. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (lgbt) rights in canada are some of the most advanced in the americas and in the world. Same-sex sexual activity has been lawful in canada since june 27, 1969, when the criminal law amendment act (also known as bill c-150) came into force upon royal assent. The officers of the marist college lesbian gay straight alliance shall be president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and webmaster. Each officer must be a voting member of the marist college lesbian gay straight alliance and a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at marist college. if you are a student at a public high school trying to start a gay-straight alliance (gsa) club at your school, you may be required to write a mission statement for your club. A mission statement is simply a statement of the purpose of your gsa. It can be as short as one or two sentences and probably shouldnt be longer than two paragraphs. The pomona unified school district, in partnership with parents and community, provides a well-rounded, challenging, and quality educational program that develops character and integrity. Students are equipped and empowered through academic opportunities, career and technical experiences, and whole-student supports needed for college and career success. Schools under both the constitution act of 1867 and the 1982 charter of. Gsa student members and advisors please join us in taking a survey about your gsa experiences to help guide glsen in our support of gsas across the country. Schools allow students to call clubs gay-straight alliances.