GSAFE Updates

Madison365: GSAFE Promotes Ali Muldrow to Become First Person of Color in Executive Role

The Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools, or GSAFE, has named Ali Muldrow and Brian Juchems co-directors of the statewide organization, making Muldrow the first person of color in an executive role in the group’s 22-year history.   “We’re both people who started in Programming, and we didn’t want to stop Programming, so we kind […]

GSAFE shifts structure to align with organizational mission and values

GSAFE is honored to announce an exciting shift in our organizational structure. Ali Muldrow, Racial Justice Organizer since 2014 and Brian Juchems, long-time staff member and current Senior Director of Education and Policy, will share leadership as GSAFE Co-Directors. Sawyer Johnsonwill continue in their role of youth programming since 2016 under the new title of Youth Justice Program Coordinator. […]

GSAFE launches the Linda Halsey Keep the Lights ON Fund

With wry humor, exceptional skill, unparalleled dedication and quiet diplomacy,Linda Halsey was a true leader and role model at GSAFE. Linda served as a member of our Board of Directors from 2003-2010 and continued to provide wise support and guidance outside of that role. Whether it was helping the organization make a smooth transition from being a […]

WEAC honors GSAFE With 2018 Friend of Education Award

At its 2018 Representative Assembly in La Crosse, Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) recognized GSAFE with its 2018 Friend of Education Award. WEAC President Ron Martin introduced GSAFE with the following comments: “The WEAC Friend of Education Award goes to an organization that makes a difference for educators and students — GSAFE. GSAFE is a […]

Applications are now open for GSAFE’s 2018-2019 Foundations of Leadership course!

  We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Foundations of Leadership course! Foundations of Leadership is a dynamic course focused on the experiences of students of color.  Eligible students are those who will be in grades 9-10 at any Madison Metropolitan School District high school by September 2018 and who demonstrate leadership talent. “I […]

Apply today for Leadership Training Institute!

  Leadership Training Institute, or LTI, is a four-day camp intended to help train up-and-coming GSA members and other students and prepare them to return to their schools in the fall better leaders in their clubs and among their peers.   Leadership Training Institute 2018 will be from July 26th to July 29th on the […]

Honor an activist who has transformed your community!

Who will you nominate for the 2018 Judi Devereux Community Activist Award? Nomination deadline March 12, 2018 GSAFE is currently seeking nominations for the 2018 Judi Devereux Community Activist Award. The award will be presented to an outstanding individual at the 22nd annual Celebration of Leadership on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Monona Terrace in […]

Nominations OPEN for GSAFE’s 2018 Educator of the Year Award

Nominations OPEN for GSAFE’s 2018 Educator of the Year Award Nomination deadline March 12, 2018 GSAFE is currently seeking nominations for the 2018 Educator of the Year Award. The award will be presented to an outstanding individual at the 22nd annual Celebration of Leadership on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Monona Terrace in downtown Madison. […]

Unity Summit Draws 500

The Wisconsin Room at the UW-Milwaukee Student Union was bursting at the seams as nearly 500 youth and adult advocates came together for GSAFE’s annual Youth Unity Summit on Friday, December 8th.  This was GSAFE’s largest student event ever, and brought together students from over 25 schools in and around southeastern Wisconsin. Students selected several workshops […]

Support GSAFE this holiday season (and eat tasty pancakes, too!)

  The Pancake Café invites you to fill up for the holidays at an all-you-can-eat pancake buffet fundraiser benefiting GSAFE on Saturday, December 16th at the 6220 Nesbitt Rd, Fitchburg location.  The buffet features pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, and orange juice.   Choose between two serving times when you purchase your ticket(s), either 2-3 P.M. or […]

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“Some of the boys used the expression ‘No Homo’ when playing a game and I immediately talked to them about what that phrase means and how it is offensive. GSAFE’s training prepared me to intervene in that moment.”

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