What’s Happening

Notes from the Field: Progress on the Western Slope April 19th, 2012

As the Colorado GSA Network continues to expand across the state, we are seeing incredible progress in places that might not be so easy to be “out.” We have heard the stories and the challenges of “out” youth in their communities and their schools, but we have also witnessed the incredible resiliency of these young … Read more >>

Your Turn! Let’s Make It Better! April 5th, 2012

Attention GSA Student Leaders & Advisors! We are so excited to announce the launch of the “Make it Better” Project here in Colorado. In October 2010, the GSA Network started the national project to create a dialogue among students, educators, administrators, elected officials, and other allies about what we can all do right now to … Read more >>

Notes from the Field: Looking Back on March April 5th, 2012

By Daniel Ramos, Program Director, Colorado GSA Network Looking onward through April, I want to reflect on the very busy and active month of March for our safe schools work. When we started this project, there were nearly 100 gay-straight alliances in Colorado’s middle schools, high schools, and colleges. Today, we are approaching 150 GSAs … Read more >>

A Student Looks Back on the Colorado GSA Leadership Summit March 14th, 2012

By Shelby Kindell, Colorado State University-Pueblo Equality, activism, young leaders creating a dialogue surrounding the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer / questioning, and allied individuals: sounds like my cup of tea. Recently, I had the privilege of attending the Colorado GSA Network’s Colorado GSA Leadership Summit. It was a day-long event filled with … Read more >>

Reflections on Student Day at the Capitol March 14th, 2012

By Holy Spady, Palmer High School On February 27th, I traveled up to Denver for Colorado GSA Network’s Student Day at the Capitol. To be honest, as a person who doesn’t often become involved in politics, I wasn’t all too excited about this event. However, being a part of Lobby Day really spiked my interest … Read more >>

Join Us for Student Day at the Capitol January 23rd, 2012

As young people, it’s important that we make our voices heard. 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 their story and … Read more >>

Register TODAY for the GSA Leadership Summit January 23rd, 2012

Colorado GSA Network, in collaboration with the Matthew Shepard Foundation and Rainbow Alley, will host a statewide Gay-Straight Alliance Leadership Summit to bring together students, advisors, and other stakeholders committed to making schools safer for LGBTQ youth. At the Summit, we will share best practices for creating active and effective GSA programs and facilitating leadership … Read more >>

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 >>