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Gay/Straight Alliance Club (GSA)

 

GSA_rainbow_image.jpgElsie Allen High School is a member of the nationwide organization of the GSA Network. The Gay Straight Alliance Club (GSA) meets weekly and provides support, friendship and information in a safe, caring and confidential environment. Another purpose of the club is to end the isolation and discrimination of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. The meetings are bilingual, in English and Spanish. All are invited.

La prepa de Elsie Allen es miembro de organización nacional de La Red GSA. El Club de la Alianza de los Alumnos Homosexuales y Heterosexuales, que se llama "The Gay Straight Alliance," se reúne cada semana. Las reuniones proporcionan el apoyo, la amistad y la información en un ambiente seguro, comprensivo y confidencial. También, el objetivo es eliminar el aislamiento y la discriminación de la gente homosexual, bisexual y transgénero. Las reuniones son bilingües en inglés y español. Todos están invitados.

GSA_network_logo.jpgMission Statement of the GSA Network

Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a national youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training. GSA Network supports young people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining GSAs and builds the capacity of GSAs to:

  1. Create safe environments in schools for students to support each other and learn about homophobia, transphobia, and other oppressions,
  2. Educate the school community about homophobia, transphobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues, and
  3. Fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools.

 

Contact Jill Libnic at jlibnic@srcs.k12.ca.us .

 

Jill Libnic - Many different careers and life experiences led me to Elsie Allen. Before becoming a high school teacher, I was a professional chef and a graphic designer. Then while working as a day care teacher in an elementary school, I earned my B.A in Spanish and teaching credential from Sonoma State University.

I learned Spanish as a second language because I was passionate about becoming bilingual. I wanted to broaden my horizons and be of service. My Spanish studies, which I undertook "just for fun" turned into my career as a teacher of Spanish for Spanish Speakers. My dream to have a job where I could speak Spanish and help others has been realized at Elsie Allen. I am forever grateful to my Spanish teachers, Elsie Allen Administrators, co-workers, and students for bringing me to Elsie Allen where I strive to make a difference in the lives of young people every day.