About the Organization
Preamble: This organization exists to provide LGBTQ students advocacy with heterosexual students by providing a warm atmosphere to feel safe in, to feel accepted, and to feel understood.
The Gay/Straight Alliance serves students of all sexual orientations, reaching out to the LGBTQ group to provide them with loving people who want to reach out to them and to become allies and friends.
Our meetings are twice a month in the Student Center, Thursdays at 9:00pm. These meetings include fun activities, movies, and guest speakers. The GSA also does activities throughout the semester, such as AIDS awareness, hot chocolate socials, among other things. We will keep you posted on our Facebook
page and we will advertise these things throughout the years!
For more information on this diverse organization, please contact the organization's president
, Derek Davis or the organization's adviser
, Jonna Ziniel.
Our next meeting will be held on April 19th at 8:00pm in the Norway Room of the student center.
Getting Closer is a time in which we share stories about our lives and form strong bonds with one another. This semester, the focus of Getting Closer will be reading the book Zach's Secret.
From Amazon: Senior Zach Denham, the editor of the high school newspaper in a small New England town, struggles to act like a "normal" guy by dating Meghan, his religious friend. Key, the school's newly arrived attractive jock, forces Zach to confront the truth about his sexual identity. Still unsure of himself, Zach is reluctant to help start a support group for gay students at the high school.
Friends will become enemies when the explosive issue divides the school community. Opposition to the group mounts from the school administration, other students, Zach's friends, and even his own mother.
As Mrs. Trevott, Zach's trusted and sharp-tongued English teacher, advises, some of them will stand up for what they believe in even if they are standing alone. Some will face the darkest parts of themselves when they witness first-hand how destructive their own prejudice can be.
A constitution is very important to the existence of any student organization. To learn more about the logistics of the Gay/Straight Alliance, click on the link below.