An investigation of high school characteristics. Retrieved 28 October Macgillivray, wrote several articles detailing his students' experiences, as well as the book, Gay-Straight Alliances: It began with a meeting called by Phillips student Sharon Tentarelli for February 7,with little advance notice. Founded inProject 10 was widely recognised as the first organised effort to provide support for LGBTQ youth in schools across the United States.
GSAs cannot be banned if other non-curricular student clubs are allowed to exist at the school.
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Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, — The first GSAs were established in the s. GSAs are important not only at the individual level, but also to promote the education of LGBT issues to school populations. Students then protested with support from the ACLU. The GSA Network is an LGBT rights organization was founded in by Carolyn Laub to empower youth activists to start GSA clubs in their respective schools to motivate and inspire fellow students to fight against homophobia and transphobia. In Australia, the group Safe Schools Coalition Victoria piloted a system of reducing homophobia though teacher training and student groups that promote inclusion of LGBT young people. Canadian Journal of Education, 38 4.
In certain cases, research showed these three factors protected youth's well being against victimization. Sincethere have been at least 17 federal court cases in which high school and middle school students have conclusively prevailed in defending the free exercise of their civil rights on this issue, with federal courts consistently ruling that students have both a right to establish a GSA at school and to use the name Gay—Straight Alliance instead of an alternative name. Archived from the original on Retrieved 28 October This article may lack focus or may be about more than one topic. LGBT students with a GSA in their high school reported more positive outcomes when it came to alcohol use and problems related to alcohol use. However, GSA efforts in secondary schools remain limited, if any.