The Colorado GSA Network has developed three resources for GSAs across the state.
From the Inside Out: A Resource for Engaging GSAs in Racial and Educational Justice
In an effort to expand the scope of Gay-Straight Alliances in our schools and to ensure that our activities, campaigns, and events are inclusive and affirming for all – regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender expression, the Colorado GSA Network has compiled From the Inside Out: A Resource for Engaging GSAs in Racial and Educational Justice. Click here to download From the Inside Out.
Make it Safe: A Resource Guide for Students Combating Bullying, Homophobia, and Transphobia in Schools
This guide serves as a resource for LGBTQ and allied students committed to combating bullying and creating a safe, inclusive learning environment in Colorado schools. This guide includes information on laws and policies that protects students, and it outlines activities that Gay-Straight Alliances can participate in to make their schools safer. Click here to download Make It Safe: A Resource Guide for Students Combating Bullying, Homophobia, and Transphobia in Schools.
Get it Started: A Guide for Developing Gay-Straight Alliances
This guide serves as a resource for Gay-Straight Alliances and other student groups and organizations working to end bullying, homophobia, and transphobia in schools. It seeks to provide information and guidance on creating organizational and leadership structures for new and existing student clubs, developing effective coalition, hosting successful events, and planning for sustainable Gay-Straight Alliances. Click here to download Get It Started: A Guide for Developing Gay-Straight Alliances.
Build It Up: A Guide for Creating Effective GSA Programming
This guide includes ideas for events and activities that your Gay-Straight Alliance can implement. Whether your group provides educational, social/support, or activism opportunities, or a combination of the three, this guide provides useful programming tools for your GSA. The sections include discussion/educational components, team-building activities, book & film ideas, online resources, and event ideas to support your group’s work to raise awareness about LGBTQ issues and create schools where students are out, safe and respected. Click here to download Build It Up: A Guide for Creating Effective GSA Programming.