What We Do

Out Youth's Texas Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Network connects and empowers youth leaders statewide so they can fearlessly be themselves while making schools safer for everyone. Research has shown that the presence of student-led GSA clubs in schools not only has many positive effects on LGBTQIA2+ students, but all youth in schools with GSAs benefit from a learning environment where bigotry is unacceptable. The Texas GSA Network is currently conducting our 2019 Registration Drive to gather information on, catalog, and disseminate information to GSAs in middle and high schools across the state. We are also working to unite clubs through an online statewide forum, and provide resources, and virtual training to help students, parents, teachers and faculty make Gender & Sexuality Alliance Clubs sustainable for years to come. We are eternally grateful for the dedicated volunteers who help make our work possible- join us today!

 

36%

safety

LGBTQ students with GSAs in their schools are thirty-six percent more likely to feel safe in school

56%

homophobia

Fifty-six percent of LGBTQ students report hearing homophobic comments from school personnel

75%

gender expression

Seventy-five percent of trans and gender nonconforming youth feel unsafe at school due to their gender expression

 
 

Our Partners

The Texas GSA Network would not be possible without the efforts and dedication of many people at a number or organizations. Below are our fiercest supporters. We are incredibly grateful for their continued support and encouragement!

 

Out Youth

Texas GSA Network is a program of Out Youth. Out Youth promotes the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social well being of sexual and gender minority youth so that they can openly and safely explore and affirm their identities.
 

Equality Texas

Equality Texas works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration.

Stories & Numbers

The Stories & Numbers project is designed to help students, parents and school personnel create safe schools for LGBT and all youth in Texas by combining their stories with new research about what works.
 

The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas

The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences focuses on research, teaching, and training in individual development and relationship processes across the lifespan and within social, community, cultural, and policy contexts.

 
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Class of 2012

I started a GSA because a lot of my friends who were gay or lesbian didn’t have a group where they felt like they were welcome.

A lot of judgment was going on around LGBT youth and the people I spoke to had to hide to feel safe from bullying.

I didn’t want them to have to deal with that all the time.

Rhyan | Arlington High School

 

 
 

Get Involved

Below are a few ways to get involved with Out Youth’s Texas GSA Network.
Check back regularly for updates and new opportunities!

 

add your event to our calendar

It’s the hub for all GSA and LGBTQAI2+ events across Texas!

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers are the backbone of Texas GSA Network!

Make a Donation

Our work is possible because of your generosity!