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GSA ~ Gay-Straight Alliance

Winner of the Organizational Ally to Queer Youth award at the 2017 Queer Youth Leadership Awards!

The Alianza GSA won the Organization Ally to Queer Youth award for our social justice activism. During the 2016-2017 school year, our students were the first middle school group to present a workshop (on poster making) at the Queer/Trans/Allied youth summit conference. Our students make posters to help educate our school community and make it safer for LGBTQ students and their allies!

The Alianza Gay-Straight Alliance club was started in 2015 by Maestra Graciela Vega and is now advised by Alianza staff member and parent Jen Salinas-Holz. 

Our club meets during middle school lunch and is open to all 7th and 8th grade students who identify as LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) or allies. Through discussion, social justice activism and poster making, we work to promote a safer, more welcoming school environment for LGBTQ students, staff and families.