What is a GSA?

A GSA is a student-run club for members of the LGBTQ community and their allies, typically in high schools. It exists to provide a safe, supportive environment for members to meet, support each other, discuss LGBTQ-related topics, and advocate for the community. GSA is an acronym commonly used for "Gay-Straight Alliance", though it can also be used for "Genders and Sexualities Alliance". Some schools also call their clubs "Pride Club" or "Pride Alliance."

GSA Network

GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.

GSA Network

GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network

(212) 727-0135
[email protected]

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GSA/Pride Clubs in Westchester High & Middle Schools

Center Lane, a program of Westchester Jewish Community Center, also has an after-school program, does work in schools, and more!

Center Lane

30 South Broadway
6th Floor, Room #7
Yonkers, NY 10701

(914) 423-0610
[email protected]


New York State Education Department: Creating a Safe, Supportive, and Affirming School Environment for Transgender and Gender Expansive Students.


Find out more about new updates and best practices for creating safe and affirming spaces in schools here!

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