The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student-led organization. The meetings focus on providing support, information, resources, opportunities, advocacy and outreach experiences for LGBTQ+ students and their allies. We play games, share stories (both good and bad), eat food and celebrate events such as Coming Out Week, the Day of Silence, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and more. GSA also participates in events through One Iowa such as the GSA Day at the Capitol and the Governor’s Conference for LGBTQ Youth.
GSA members lean on each other during hard times and hold each other up when things are going well. We look for ways to advocate for the needs of LGBTQ youth-with their peers, teachers, and the community while trying to have as much fun and make as many connections as possible along the way.