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GSA (Gay Straight Alliance)

For anyone who is,or supports, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transexuals, or questioning. Anyone and everyone is welcome!!

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What is the Gay Straight Alliance?
-The Gay Straight Alliance is a group of people (usually students in high school, but here on the ning now as well!) that provides a safe place for people to talk and support eachother concerning discrimination, violence, and predjusice against gays, lesbians, bisexuals,transgender, or questioning individuals.

What does the Gay Straight Alliance do?
-create safe environments in communities to support each other and learn about homophobia and other oppressions,
-educate the community about homophobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues, and
-fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools ext.

Go to http://www.gsanetwork.org/resources/start.html for more

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Comment by Ken Crandall on August 28, 2009 at 1:40pm
Again, let's make a distinction between religion and people. Yes, many horrible things have been done to homosexuals, women, blacks and any number of other groups of people in the name of religion. But if religion did not exist, the bigotry would find another vehicle.
Humans inherently fear and hate what is different or not understandable to them. Since humans are the day to day administrators of the "church" they will build in their innate bigotries. Just as many secular governments persecuted gays, jews, blacks etc...
Religion does not create these issues. It is hijacked and used as a vehicle to spread them.
Comment by Austin! on August 28, 2009 at 1:40pm
perhaps a discussion would have been a better forum for this. i apologize.
Comment by Catieola on August 28, 2009 at 1:39pm
Hai guise, guess what, if you're going to talk about things that aren't really relevant to GSA, please talk about them elsewhere. I just woke up from a nap and I had about 50 e-mails from this little chat session yall decided to have about things that, well, aren't really GSA at all.
Please take it someplace else.
Comment by Austin! on August 28, 2009 at 1:38pm
@ Hel, likewise to you.
@ Kira, Divine power is the power from a "supreme being" which, as history outlays, has never been seen :/ so basically, believe in divine power is belief in a nonexistant being who is manipulating humans...from...a nonexistant place...and I've taken classes on religion, thank you.
Comment by ChelseaIRL on August 28, 2009 at 1:37pm
@Austin i believe aliens are less far fetched than those things as well. i repeat, i am not Christian nor any other religion. i was simply making the point that that's what people think. i never said that's what *i* do. remember, i started the argument by saying, "PETA, awesome cause." i simply disagree with the methodology.
Comment by Hel on August 28, 2009 at 1:33pm
Well, knowing whether a supernatural being exists and knowing about the world are two very different things. If God exists then they would have still known it back then some way or another because he didn't just come from nowhere, did he? It's not a very strong argument to say that they were not qualified to make judgements just because of their lack of technological advancement. In that case unless you know everything about science you can't make any theological judgement whatsoever.
Comment by Austin! on August 28, 2009 at 1:32pm
well, when you consider what awful things religion has done to homosexuals, you can probably see where this is coming from?
Comment by Ken Crandall on August 28, 2009 at 1:32pm
In fact, I'll say I joined this community because of it's overwhelming optimism and hopefulness. I am disappointed to see such bitterness here right now.
Comment by Austin! on August 28, 2009 at 1:30pm
@Kira, also, none of those give merit to knowing anything about the supernatural. @chelsea Its ironic that you bash on scientology when christian faiths believe that their saviour was a glorified magician, and they will go some place in the sky when they die, as well as believing in mythical creatures, and that a man who was over 100 years old could build a boat large enough to fit all creatures in only a month. to me, believing in aliens does not seem too farfetched when you compare it to chrisitan faiths.
Comment by Ken Crandall on August 28, 2009 at 1:28pm
We build on the knowledge of our ancestors. We didn't just up and invent computers one day. It was thousands of years of development that led us to where we are today.
And seriously, if it was that bad, we should have gone extinct long ago. Some people drive me nuts with their permanent "everything sucks" mentality. Yeah, some things are bad. But a lot of things are great. You don't have to ignore the positive in order to want to improve the negative.
Not everything is horrible.
 

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