About Us

Mission Statement

GSAFE creates just schools for LGBTQ+ youth in Wisconsin.  We do this by:

  • Developing the leadership of LGBTQ+ youth,
  • Supporting Gay-Straight Alliances,
  • Training educators,
  • Advancing educational justice, and
  • Deepening racial, gender, trans, and social justice.

 

Vision Statement

GSAFE envisions school communities where all LGBTQ youth and students thrive.

 

Values Statement

GSAFE values integrity, honesty, openness, and authenticity.  We are committed to youth leadership, anti-racism, and social justice and recognize we are all life-long learners and teachers.  We hold ourselves accountable to the youth we serve as well as each other, our board, funders, partner organizations, and the broader community by honoring our commitments and continuously reflecting on and improving our work.  We dig deep, think creatively, take on big challenges, and pride ourselves on seeing our vision become a reality.  We are driven by a vision of a world free of oppression based on gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, and other identities and strive to model the world we want to exist through our everyday actions.

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Testimonials

“Words Hurt Week helped me discover the importance of intersectionality within all social movements – recognizing that we cannot make progress within the queer community without also examining the systems that impact other oppressions.”  Maria, Former GSAFE Youth Activist