GSAFE Updates

SVM Spring Drag Show Fundraiser for GSAFE April 22nd!

The UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine’s Broad Spectrum and VOICE are at it again.  This time they are organizing a SPRING drag show and are donating all money raised to GSAFE! Students, faculty and staff from UW veterinary school will be putting on their best drag performances along side professional drag queens and kings.  SVM […]

Break the Silence at Teen Pride Arts 2017!

Teen Pride Arts, the annual collaboration between the ArtWrite Collective and GSAFE, is scheduled for the end of the day on Friday, April 21st, which aligns with the national Day of Silence.  LGBTQ+ teens and allies across Wisconsin are encouraged to gather to break the silence at the Arts + Literature Laboratory at 2021 Winnebago […]

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 […]

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Testimonials

“Without the knowledge, resources, and extra effort of GSAFE, I have no question that we would not have a Gay-Straight Alliance in our school.” – David Witte, Middle School Principal