GSAFE Updates

Tools for Broadcasting Your Love for GSAFE on The Big Share

Thank you for choosing to Broadcast Your Love for GSAFE during the big share.  Please feel free to use the following tools in your efforts. Also, we’re especially asking people to broadcast their support during the following times if possible: 7:00-8:30AM Noon-1PM 4:30-6PM A number of Big Share corporate sponsors plan to award bonus donations […]

Give BIG on March 7th for LGBTQ+ Youth

Ready to make good things happen for LGBTQ+ youth in Wisconsin K-12 schools?  You can benefit our community by becoming a GSAFE Fundraising Champion and/or Broadcasting your love for GSAFE on The Big Share on March 7th.  The Big Share is a single day of online giving on Tuesday, March 7th, hosted by Community Shares of […]

Showing Support for Transgender and Non-binary Students

While the Trump administration’s actions to rescind federal guidance does not end the protections trans students have under federal law, it is sure to create fear and uncertainty for your students and their families.  You have probably been watching this new administration make decision after decision that disrespects your LGBTQ+ students (and maybe yourselves) and seeing the heightened […]

Stress Related to Immigration Status in Students: A Brief Guide for Schools

Dr. Lisa M. Edwards and Jacki Black from Marquette University put together this resource as a brief guide for schools to support students. “This brief guide is designed to provide an overview of detention, deportation, and other immigration status-related stress and its effect on children and families, as well as suggestions for how school personnel can […]

Nominate an Educator or Community Activist for a GSAFE award today!

GSAFE is currently seeking nominations for the 2017 Educator of the Year Award and the Judi Devereux Community Activist Award.  Each award will be presented at the 21st annual Celebration of Leadership on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Monona Terrace in downtown Madison. The recipients of these awards will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting just and […]

Zumbathon for GSAFE February 25th!

Like to get your sweat on AND support welcoming schools for LGBTQ+ youth?  Great!   Join us Saturday 2/25, from 2 – 4, at the Goodman Center in Madison, for dance, music, raffle, fun! It’s a Zumbathon fundraiser for GSAFE.   Never Zumba-ed before and not sure you want to start now? That’s okay, too.  We […]

College Resources for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Accessing higher education can be especially challenging for LGBTQ+ youth who are experiencing homelessness.  The Center for Online Education has compiled resources and tips for youth experiencing homelessness, their families, and other adults who work with them to help navigate accessing higher education.  

Scholarship Opportunities for LGBTQ Youth

  In addition to GSAFE’s Youth Scholarship, a number of other foundations and organizations provide scholarships to LGBTQ youth and their allies.  Here is a list of scholarships that we know about, listed chronologically by deadline:   Point Foundation – Applications due January 30th Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization […]

New Resource: Is Your GSA Welcoming?

With the holiday season upon us, lots of people will head to the malls to buy presents for friends and family.  The retail industry spends a lot of money researching how to make their stores feel inviting and give customers a great shopping experience.  If a student were to rate the “customer service” they experienced […]

GSAFE staff earns Welcoming Schools certification for K-5 schools

GSAFE’s Brian J. earns Welcoming Schools certification for K-5 Schools GSAFE is pleased to announce that Senior Director of Education and Policy Brian J. recently became one of the first Certified Facilitators in the new national Welcoming Schools Facilitator Program. Welcoming Schools is a comprehensive approach to improve elementary school climate with training, resources, and […]

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Testimonials

amy-testimonial“GSAFE’s LTI helped me become the person and activist I wanted to be, and helped me hone my skills so I could be a better leader.  I discovered myself in ways I never imagined.” – Amy, Former GSAFE Youth Activist