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Registration is now open for the Statewide Convening on LGBT Youth January 23rd, 2012

The Statewide Convening on LGBT Youth brings together people who work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) young people to learn about their unique needs and experiences. Convening participants will have access to the latest tools and resources to develop skills for serving and addressing the concerns of LGBT youth. Join us at this … Read more >>

Notes from the Field: GSA Day January 12th, 2012

Since the launch of the Colorado Gay-Straight Alliance Network in August 2011, we’ve seen major efforts across the state to start GSAs. Students, educators, and schools are excited to become a part of Gay-Straight Alliances because of the many benefits of these student clubs. GSAs create safe, inclusive communities for students to actively engage in … Read more >>

A Request from Daniel Ramos, the Director of the Colorado GSA Network December 21st, 2011

Hi — I’m Daniel Ramos, the Director of the Colorado Gay-Straight Alliance Network, a new project of One Colorado Education Fund. Many of you receive e-mails from us, and last week, you received an e-mail from Brad Clark, One Colorado’s Executive Director. He shared with you more about all the work we’re doing to ensure … Read more >>

Notes from the Field: The Colorado GSA Network Conducts Statewide Trainings December 10th, 2011

By Daniel Ramos, Program Manager, Colorado GSA Network Time and time again, research has shown that the presence of supportive school staff makes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning students feel safer. Six supportive educators, counselors, administrators, or other personnel dramatically improve the climate for LGBTQ young people. That’s why the safe schools work of … Read more >>

Notes from the Field: Colorado GSA Network Takes Off December 1st, 2011

By Daniel Ramos, Program Manager for the Colorado GSA Network Since the launch of the Colorado GSA Network in August 2011, we’ve been busy traveling across Colorado. Our travels have introduced us to many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ), and allied student leaders, doing incredible work in their schools to build safe and supportive … Read more >>

Save the Date for Student Day at the Capitol November 3rd, 2011

As young people, it’s important that we make our voices heard. The GSA Student Day at the Capitol brings together students from all across Colorado to elevate the voices of young people. Save the date for our 2012 Student Day at the Capitol on Monday, February 27! At Student Day at the Capitol, Gay-Straight Alliance … Read more >>

Our Program Manager Meets President Obama November 3rd, 2011

By Daniel Ramos, Colorado GSA Network Program Manager Last week, President Obama made a stop in Denver to meet with Coloradans and talk about issues impacting young people and students. His visit drew thousands to the University of Colorado at Denver on the Auraria Campus to meet with him and hear about his plan to ease … Read more >>

Get It Started: A Guide for Developing Gay-Straight Alliances October 28th, 2011

Want to start a Gay-Straight Alliance in your school but don’t know how? Unsure of where to begin? Look no further than Get it Started: A Guide for Developing Gay-Straight Alliances! This guide seeks to be a resource for Gay-Straight Alliances and other student groups and organizations working to end bullying, homophobia, and transphobia in … Read more >>

Make It Safe: A Resource Guide for Students Combating Bullying, Homophobia, and Transphobia in Schools October 28th, 2011

As part of our work to train LGBTQ students and their allies to advocate for safe school policies and practices to create inclusive learning environments for all students — Colorado GSA Network has released Make It Safe: A Resource Guide for Students Combating Bullying, Homophobia, and Transphobia in Schools. This guide seeks to empower and … Read more >>

Prominent Straight Allies Pledge to Make It Better for LGBT Young People October 28th, 2011

In honor of Ally Week, a national week celebrating straight allies who improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) young people—prominent Coloradans are voicing their commitment to “making it better” for LGBT students across the state. Governor John Hickenlooper, Senator Mark Udall, Senator Michael Bennet, Congresswoman Diana DeGette, Mayor Michael Hancock, and … Read more >>