Gender identities Sexual identities Sexual diversities. Applied Developmental Science, 15 4— GSAs have also been associated with other reduced health risk factors. Softball hits the road to take on Mercer Preview: InBulgaria became the first country in the Balkans to open a gay—straight alliance in Sofia American College. The inclusion of cisgender heterosexual allies in the missions of these groups "is an important distinguishing factor from early support groups for LGBT teens, and recognizes the need for a comprehensive approach to youth safety," and attempts to build a network of support for non-heterosexual and transgender teens, as well as raising awareness of homophobia and heterosexism. School Board of Nassau Countywith the federal court also ruling that the school must allow the students to use the name Gay-Straight Alliance instead of an alternative name that excludes the term Gay.
The same researchers claimed that GSAs are important to challenge the status Quo, confront discrimination, and reconceptualize gender.
What is a GSA
Lesbian and Gay Life in Saskatchewan, —". Retrieved 15 August Students in individual GSAs in thousands of middle schools and high schools as well as colleges and universities. The lead section of this article may need to be rewritten. In particular, the article covers both the school organization founded in Massachusetts, and the network founded in California.
Edit Article Add New Article. This study found that when GSA advisors served for longer periods of time, students had better health outcomes. The GSA was initially opposed by several school board members and a small group of religious conservative parents. Scientific studies show that GSAs have positive academic, health, and social impacts on schoolchildren of a minority sexual orientation or gender identity. This was the second such group, after Concord Academy. High school gay-straight alliances GSAs and young adult well-being: