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GSAFE’s Fall Youth Unity Summit

Type: * Informational * Networking * Workshop This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Register today for our Youth Unity Summit on Friday, December 8th, 2017 at UW Milwaukee! GSAFE hosts two day-long conferences every school year, one…

Workshops announced for GSAFE’s Fall Youth Unity Summit

Register today for our Youth Unity Summit on Friday, December 8th, 2017 at UW Milwaukee! GSAFE hosts two day-long conferences every school year, one in the spring and one in the fall.  These conferences are open to middle school and high school students, as well as to GSA advisors and other…

GSAFE 2017 Spring GSA Conference

Type: * Activism * Informational * Social This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community GSAFE’s Spring Conference is open to current middle school and high school students, as well as to GSA advisors and other school professionals who…

Arts Education Forum with MMSD School Board Candidates

Type: * Informational * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community On March 29th at 7:00pm Arts + Literature Laboratory will host an Arts Education Forum with the four Madison school board candidates up for election on April 4th: Ali Muldrow and Kate Toews (Seat 6);…

Spring 2017 GSA Conference Scheduled for April 7th!

Join 200+ GSA and student leaders from across the state! GSAFE’s Spring Conference is open to current middle school and high school students, as well as to GSA advisors and other school professionals who are supporting GSAs and similar clubs. The cost to attend is $15.00 per student, which covers…

Wisconsin Schools Remain Hostile for Many LGBTQ Secondary Students, GLSEN Report Finds

WISCONSIN (January 11, 2017) – GLSEN today released state-level data from its benchmark National School Climate Survey, which shows that U.S. secondary schools are slowly improving but remain hostile environments for many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students. The biennial survey, which began in 1999, found that harassment…

GSAFE’s Trick or Trot 5K Walk/Run

Type: * Fundraiser * Sports * Social This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * may be of interest to the LGBT community Celebrate Halloween and get in the spirit with our Trick or Trot 5K Walk/Run Oct 16th at the Capitol Square! GSAFE hosts an annual…

Sara Rath at the Roxbury Tavern, fundraiser for Wisconsin Heights schools

Type: * Fundraiser * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Bring your lawn chairs for a great afternoon on the back lawn of the Roxbury Tavern. All proceeds will go to support tutor.com for the Wisconsin Heights School District. Music by Bill and Bobbie Malone…

Safe Schools, Safe Communities: State Conference on LGBTQ Youth

Type: * Informational * Workshop * Networking * Social This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Save the date! Diverse and Resilient, GSAFE, and the UW-Madison LGBT Campus Center are pleased to present Safe Schools, Safe Communities: 2016…

GSAFE Statement on Bill LRB 2643/1

Yesterday, two Wisconsin GOP lawmakers, Rep. Jesse Kremer (, R-Kewaskum), and Sen. Steve Nass, (R-Whitewater), proposed a bill that would require school boards to designate school facilities as being for one gender exclusively, based on a person’s biological sex. GSAFE’s Sr. Director of Education and Policy, Brian Juchems, made the…

Fair Wisconsin Statement on Transgender Student Bill

Yesterday afternoon, two state lawmakers began circulating a bill for co-sponsors, prohibiting transgender students from using the restrooms and changing rooms that correspond with their gender identity. The bill also requires school boards to designate facilities exclusively for one physical sex or the other. Megin McDonell, interim Executive Director of…

GSAFE Celebration of Leadership

Type: * Social * Fundraiser * Networking This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LBGTQ community Saturday, May 9, 2015 – The Monona Terrace, Madison 5:00pm Social Hour & Silent Auction 6:00pm Dinner & Program $75 per person $30 for…

Murray, Baldwin, Pocan Introduce Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act to Combat Bullying and Harassment at Colleges and Universities

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), along with Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI), reintroduced legislation aimed at reducing dangerous bullying and harassment that affects one in five students at colleges and universities across the country. The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2015…

GSAFE Announces New Name, Structure

We are excited to announce that Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools has changed our name to GSAFE.  This new name is in some ways not so new, as many youth and supporters have called us “GSAFE” for years.  Additionally, we have restructured our organizational leadership from a Co-Director model…

Baraboo School Board passes transgender athlete policy 4 to 3

GSAFE congratulates the Baraboo School Board who approved a transgender athletic participation policy during their regular meeting last night.  The policy passed by a 4 to 3 vote and was based on a model policy introduced by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association in 2013.  Around 100 individuals attended last night’s…

Baraboo School Board needs your support!

The Baraboo School Board is coming under strong pressure from inside as well as outside the district to table and reject a proposed transgender athlete policy. Check out this local news report about their efforts. This policy is based on the WIAA model policy that was passed last year.  This…

Type: * Informational * Workshop * Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Forward Theater Company is proud to announce its partnership with community leaders for a free symposium on the issues raised by FTC’s production of From Up Here by Liz Flahive. This darkly funny and…

Forward Theater and CUNA Mutual to host School Violence Symposium

Forward Theater Company is proud to announce its partnership with community leaders for a free symposium on the issues raised by FTC’s production ofFrom Up Here by Liz Flahive. This darkly funny and moving play touches on issues of school violence, bullying and mental health, and the impacts these issues…