Gay-Straight Alliances

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If you've been discriminated against based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status, the ACLU wants to hear about it.

What's at Stake

One way students can make their school a safer environment for all youth is through a gay-straight alliance, or GSA -- a student-led club that provides support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students and their friends. Students have a clear legal right to form GSAs, but schools still often try to stop them from or treat them differently from other clubs.

Need help? We may be able to assist you in taking on your school and make it treat your GSA the way it should.  

Fill out our confidential online form

Or call (212) 549-2673. For non-LGBT issues, please contact your local ACLU affiliate.

One way students can make their school a safer environment for all youth is through a gay-straight alliance, or GSA -- a student-led club that provides support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students and their friends. Students have a clear legal right to form GSAs, but schools still often try to stop them from or treat them differently from other clubs.

Need help? We may be able to assist you in taking on your school and make it treat your GSA the way it should.  

Fill out our confidential online form

Or call (212) 549-2673. For non-LGBT issues, please contact your local ACLU affiliate.

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