Service Tree

The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

Gay Straight Alliances

Taxonomy Code: PS-8200.2350

Student-run clubs (typically in a middle school or high school, or on college/university campuses) which provide a safe place for students to meet, support one another, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, and work to address homophobia and transphobia. Many GSAs function as a support group and provide safety and confidentiality to students who are struggling with their identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning. In addition to support, some GSAs work on educating themselves and the broader school community about sexual orientation and gender identity issues. They may bring in outside speakers to cover a particular topic such as LGBTQ history. They may organize a "Pride Week" or "LGBTQ Awareness Events" and offer a series of educational workshops, panels and pride celebrations. Other GSAs are activist clubs and have worked to get LGBTQ issues represented in the curriculum, LGBTQ related books in the library, and progressive non-discrimination policies implemented at a district level. All of these different types of GSAs also provide a social outlet for LGBTQ students and their straight allies. GSAs help to build community at schools and lessen the isolation that LGBTQ students might otherwise experience.

See providers who offer this service »

See the parent category of this service »

You might also be interested in:

LGBTQ2+ Studies (TR-8000.8000-400)

LGBTQ2+ Advocacy Groups (TD-1600.3100-400)

LGBTQ2+ Community Centers (TC-5500.4000)

LGBTQ2+ Helplines (RP-1500.1400-400)

Sexual Orientation Counseling (RP-1400.8000-805)

Gender Identity Counseling (RP-1400.8000-260)

LGBTQ2+ Social Clubs (PS-8000.4000)

LGBTQ2+ Support Groups (PN-8100.4500-400)