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or Gay-Straight Alliance
The Harvest Park GSA wants to provide a sense of community and a space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) students and their straight, ally friends to build a social network where their identity is respected.
We will function as a support group and provide safety and confidentiality to students who are struggling with their identity or those who are experiencing harassment at school because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. We will provide a safe, friendly, social school environment for students to be themselves.
We feel this is a great way to build community at our school and lessen the isolation that LGBTQ-Plus students might otherwise experience. We would also like to work toward educating staff and students about the issues LGBTQ-Plus students and allies may face and about who we are as students. Our mission is to achieve respect and acceptance for all students regardless of sexual orientation or political view on that matter.
CLUB ADVISOR: Mrs. Wharton
CO-ADVISOR: Mrs. O'Neill (Room A-8) - 4th period lunch, every other Thursday
CO-ADVISOR: Mrs. Schusterman (Room B-17) - 5th period lunch, every other Thursday
Meeting DATES, TIMES and LOCATIONS
SUPPORT/RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Family Acceptance Project https://familyproject.sfsu.edu/
The Family Acceptance Project™ is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families to support their LGBT children. For additional resources https://familyproject.sfsu.edu/publications