Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) Network

GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.

Our Strategy

Our overall strategy for fighting for educational justice is to work with grassroots, youth-led groups and GSAs, empowering them to educate their schools and communities, advocate for just policies that protect LGBTQ youth from harassment and violence, and organize in coalition with other youth groups across identity lines to address broader issues of oppression.

All of our work with students focuses on leadership development and activism that prioritizes building alliances not only across sexual orientation and gender identity lines, but also across race, ethnicity, and class lines, and our resources and trainings are designed to facilitate coalition building.

Our Work

GSA Network operates the GSA Network of California, which connects over 900 clubs across the state, the National Association of GSA Networks, which unites 40 statewide networks of GSA clubs, and GSAs Unite (, an online campaign and petition platform supporting youth organizers across the country.

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Gender and Sexuality

  • Understand the difference between sexual identity and gender expression
  • Learn about the impact of heterosexism and homophobia in our communities
  • Explore how we can fight for queer justice in Asian American communities
Key Concepts: LGBTQQI, gender expression, gender identity, heterosexism, homophobia *This is an excerpt from the Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit.