January 27, 2010
>Today is ‘Iowa Gay-Straight Alliance Day’
Today marks the fourth annual ‘Iowa Gay-Straight Alliance Day,’ organized by the Iowa Pride Network to honor students and staff who work together to end the harassment and intolerance endured by LGBT youth in Iowa’s schools.
The 2009 Iowa School Climate Survey conducted by the Iowa Pride Network, discovered that LGBT students who have GSAs in their schools are:
According to the Journal Express, there are now over 120 GSAs in Iowa, up 60 percent from four years ago.
After we started the GSA at Hoover, more students are thinking twice before using anti-gay slurs. There are students out there who get picked on for being gay or being perceived to be. This day let’s them know that they aren’t alone and that they’re supported.