Our Work

The Colorado GSA Network is a program to create safe schools for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) students in Colorado.

Our work focuses on supporting the development and programming of Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs), student run clubs that are proven to combat bullying and harassment against LGBTQ students and their allies.

The Network also creates leadership and networking opportunities for students involved with GSAs and provides tools, training, and resources for the growth of GSAs.

Run Today! Lead Tomorrow!

Run Today! Lead Tomorrow! is an exciting program designed to help LGBTQ students and allies win student government elections at your school. Through the Safe Schools Program, you can join a FREE training on how to create a winnable campaign for your student government election, and become a strong leader at your school. In addition, … Read more >>

Supporting GSAs

Gay-Straight Alliances are student-initiated and student-run clubs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) students and their allies. These clubs provide a safe space for these students to meet, provide support, and educate their peers to combat bullying and harassment and end homophobia and transphobia in schools. According to the 2009 National Climate Survey conducted … Read more >>

Tools and Resources for GSAs

The Colorado GSA Network has developed four resources for GSAs across the state. Guidance for Educators Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students This resource, released March 2013, provides practical guidance and resources to school districts, educators, and school communities working with and meeting the needs of transgender students. This guide includes topics of gender-segregated … Read more >>

Training Opportunities

The Colorado GSA Network trains and empowers LGBTQ student leaders and their allies to advocate in their schools and communities. The Network provides training and leadership opportunities that give students the tools and resources to be active and effective leaders. Conferences Statewide GSA Leadership Summit Colorado GSA Network’s Leadership Summit will bring together students from … Read more >>

Student Day at the Capitol

As young people, it’s important that we make our voices heard. The Gay-Straight Alliance Student Day at the Capitol brings together students from all across Colorado to elevate the voices of young people. At Student Day at the Capitol, Gay-Straight Alliance student leaders will participate in workshops, trainings, and role-plays to learn how to tell … Read more >>


Research shows that the presence of a Gay-Straight Alliance in a school creates a safer environment for LGBTQ students and their allies. By bringing awareness to the experiences of LGBTQ students in schools, GSAs create a community of students, faculty, and staff to combat bullying and harassment. These student clubs also improve students’ experiences by … Read more >>

Make it Better

The Gay-Straight Alliance Network launched the “Make it Better” campaign during Ally Week, October 2011. The campaign aims to elevate the voices of LGBTQ people and their allies who are committed to “making it better” for LGBTQ young people right now. This campaign also seeks to build a dialogue for people to share their stories … Read more >>

Day of Silence

The Colorado GSA Network is participating in GLSEN’s Day of Silence on Friday, April 21st, 2017. And we want you to share your stories about how your GSA is participating! We want as many people from our network to share your #SilenceSelfies as possible! Join the movement, share your selfie! We want to know: what are … Read more >>