gay-straight alliance in schools

for some teens gay-straight alliance meetings are part of their school week. they get to socialize with people who also support gay rights and, in the case of glbtq students, can be a place to meet others like you.

to some though a GSA is for everyone who isnt strait. they hear the “gay” part of the title and assume they are either not welcome because of a straight orientation or are homophobic. the main point of these clubs is to promote acceptence of the community and to show how they can be the same as well. this point is often missed aswell. some may feel they’ll be victimized for being in it or feel like (mostly because of misconseptions of the bible) that gays dont deserve rights and they shouldnt attend.

some of these clubs will do things to promote acceptace such as planning events for international day of silence, a day where the glbtq community remains silent in order to promote gay rights and is considered a form of protest by some. some students also fearing persicution may even avoid these events no matter their sexuality because of the way their peers hate gays.

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