So you’re ready to begin approaching your school administration and/or school board to formally initiate the formation of your GSA. There are steps you can take to make the process more successful and collaborative.
If you still meet resistance even after taking these steps, a new study found that one effective route to creating a safer school is suing your school district and winning. Visit GSAs and the Law to find legal assistance (Finn, 2021).
Steps to Encourage Success
Demonstrate Need: Show why a GSA is needed in your school and among your students
Show Proven Benefits: Provide evidence of the proven benefits of GSAs to schools and to individual students
Enlist the Existing Power Structure: Allies are everywhere, you just need to find them, and get them working with you for the benefit of all.
Finn, J. (2021, October 23). New LGBTQ+ school-bullying study electrifies advocates. Medium. https://medium.com/prismnpen/new-lgbtq-school-bullying-study-electrifies-advocates-ae52629bad83