Many groups contact us because they have moved beyond the basics of defining LGBTQ terms and creating a safe space. Below, GSAs can find ideas on events and activities the group can do together, with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. If you have questions about any of the activities or your GSA has an activity you think would be great for our Pride Packs, email us at GSAs@iowasafeschools.org!
Being a GSA adviser is not a spectator sport! Many educators contact us looking for resources and help related to being a great GSA adviser. Below, advisers can find to the point information and tips on how to be an involved, supportive, and amazing adviser to the GSA at their school.
Bullying and harassment are just two of the many issues faced by LGBTQ youth today. Many GSAs want to know how to have hard conversations within their group, and how they can take action to create safe and affirming communities across the state. Below, GSAs can find information and resources on some of the most prevalent issues faced by youth today, and how GSAs can help.
To know where we are going, we need to know where we have been. GSAs are often asking questions about identities and orientations, so they can create the most supportive and safe space for all student in the group. Advisers are often looking for more information as well, so they can be a great ally to the students they work with. Below, GSAs and advisers can find resources and activities that explore the many identities, orientations and history within the LGBTQ community.
The key to a successful GSA group is creating structure. As students graduate and move on to the next chapter of their lives, it is important to have a plan in place for students taking leadership in the next school year. Below, groups can find different ideas and resources for finding a great adviser, creating a constitution, and much more!