Colorado Gay-Straight Alliances Start with the Students

The Colorado Gay-Straight Alliance Network has developed resources for students leading GSAs across the state. Each of these guides serve to make schools a safer place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning students and to educate their peers to end bullying and homophobia. Learn more about each of these programs below.

The Leadership Council is made up of students from across Colorado who will support the growth and development of the Colorado Gay-Straight Alliance Network. The members of the Council will serve as regional representatives to provide feedback, training, and support to the Gay-Straight Alliances in Colorado.

Members of the Colorado GSA Network Leadership Council commit to the following responsibilities:

  • Provide input on the Colorado GSA Network’s programs.
  • Develop workshops and trainings to train other students on how to organize GSAs.
  • Work alongside other students in advocating for safe schools.
  • Build regional coalitions across Colorado.
  • Plan Regional GSA Summits to train and connect GSAs.
  • Oversee and allocate a grant program for GSAs in Colorado.

For more information or to apply for this incredible opportunity to engage with a statewide network dedicated to creating safe schools, fill out the Leadership Council Application today!

Run Today! Lead Tomorrow! is an exciting program designed to help LGBTQ students and allies win student government elections at your school. Through the Safe Schools Program, you can join a FREE training on how to create a winnable campaign for your student government election, and become a strong leader at your school. In addition, we have a scholarship program you can apply for to fund your campaign!

To apply for a Run Today! Lead Tomorrow! Scholarship to fund your campaign, fill out our form today!

In an effort to expand the scope of Gay-Straight Alliances in our schools and to ensure that our activities, campaigns, and events are inclusive and affirming for all – regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender expression, the Colorado GSA Network has compiled From the Inside Out: A Resource for Engaging GSAs in Racial and Educational Justice.

This guide serves as a resource for LGBTQ and allied students committed to combating bullying and creating a safe, inclusive learning environment in Colorado schools. This guide includes information on laws and policies that protects students, and it outlines activities that Gay-Straight Alliances can participate in to make their schools safer.

This guide serves as a resource for LGBTQ and allied students committed to combating bullying and creating a safe, inclusive learning environment in Colorado schools. This guide includes information on laws and policies that protects students, and it outlines activities that Gay-Straight Alliances can participate in to make their schools safer.

This guide includes ideas for events and activities that your Gay-Straight Alliance can implement. Whether your group provides educational, social/support, or activism opportunities, or a combination of the three, this guide provides useful programming tools for your GSA. The sections include discussion/educational components, team-building activities, book & film ideas, online resources, and event ideas to support your group’s work to raise awareness about LGBTQ issues and create schools where students are out, safe and respected.

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