Ally in the context of the founding in 1988, an ally is a heterosexual person who supports equal rights for gay people and challenges homophobia. The meaning later expanded to include rights for all lgbt individuals, orientations, and gender identities. Gay straight alliance for safe schools (gsafe) madison, wi, usa www. Org sawyer johnson, brian juchems, & ali muldrowwisconsingsanetwork. Gsas build power gsa clubs, or gsas for short, are student-run organizations that unite lgbtq and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. First joined her california high schools gay straight alliance (gsa) group, she didnt know anyone. New analytical methods show long-term effects, even for straight students. Gay-straight alliances (gsas) help make schools safer for students the longer they are in place, even among straight students, finds new research from the stigma and resilience among vulnerable youth centre at the university of british columbia. Terms and conditions of use we created the omaha public schools (ops) internet site (referred to as the site) for the convenience of our customers. Most lgbt organizations have straight or cisgender members involved others actively encourage straight and cisgender participation. A gaystraight alliance (also known as a gender-sexuality alliance) is a student-run club that brings together lgbt and straight students to create a platform for activism to fight homophobia and transphobia. In the cafeteria during lunches, the gsa will collect signatures from other students who agree to respect others for who they are. Gsa network is a next-generation lgbtq racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied.