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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 Steve Bullin on November 16, 2013 at 1:00am

Hi Allison ^^ . The important thing is to consider why you think you might be a lesbian, and why you feel conflicted wondering if you might not be. A bunch of us went through a similar thing ^^. Just know that you're exactly the way you're suppose to be. What might be different to others, is not different for you, it's just how you are. ^^ And keep in mind that it's a spectrum, the labels we use as identity are not there to shove us into a box, they're their to help give us a language to share with others. It's more like knowing which box of things best describe the individual you, and so you know what words to bring out to describe and share yourself with the people you love, feel comfortable and want to share with ^^.

Comment by Allison McMurry on November 15, 2013 at 10:14pm
Hey! Well umm i think i might be a lesbian. But im not sure any tips?
Comment by Sam Spiering on November 4, 2013 at 5:47pm

Gay. 

Comment by Pat Tierney on September 15, 2013 at 6:53am

I am straight but not narrow minded.  I fully support equal rights for everyone.  I support Gay rights!

Comment by Jarod Vautrot on August 1, 2013 at 10:19pm

Hi everybody. I've been in the GSA for a while. I'm bisexual and I have self-injured in the past. I know that self-injury is a very common occurrence among the LGBTQQ community and I want to tell you that I have started a group for anyone who is affected by self-injury to come and  find support, information, and community among others who have suffered, are suffering, or will give support to anyone that needs help with self-injury. To match the inclusiveness of nerdfighters and the GSA anyone is welcome to come join. I really hope some of you will help in this project to fight a cause of world suck that affects so many people. I especially would really like members from the LGBTQQ community in order to help other LGBTQQ members who might join. 

http://nerdfighters.ning.com/group/nerdfighter-self-injury-harm-group

Thanks guys!

Comment by Hope Jones on August 1, 2013 at 10:33am

I completely support Gay Marriage! I don't get why people don't want it because if they are happy to be a couple, then you should let them. Yes the Bible says a marriage should between a woman and man but I think God would be happy with a gay couple as long as it makes them happy!

Comment by Rylie Potter on June 27, 2013 at 9:33am

I keep getting these alerts that there are new comments, and then I go, "Oh wait, there's a discussion thread on the comment wall.  Huh?"

Just to nod to the original question, I'm not of the opinion that the two need to have any meaningful or supposedly opposite views.  My religion's been down with queer culture since the late 70's, so I never grew up knowing anything of an antagonistic relationship between my sexuality and my former faith.  There are a lot  of religions out there which are okay with (or openly in support of) the LGBTQ community.  

In casting this wide net of critique against religion, I think we cut ourselves off from a deeper understanding of how complex religious life can be.  Many people belong to faiths (like Catholicism) which outwardly bar things that their followers believe are moral--and which they largely indulge in anyway.  And many other faiths have never been on the opposite side of the fence, but they still get lumped in with those that are.  Branding faith as being Fred Phelps or Atheism, with no therebetween, harms a lot of LGBTQ persons who do hold religious beliefs, and makes a lot of allies feel disenfranchised when they need not be. 

Religion is neither the sprawling octopus of hatred and fear mongering that needs to be slain, nor a benevolent aspect of divine authority needing to be obeyed.  It's an attribute of a person, and there are few attributes of people worth making large stereotypes about.  And it's no more necessary for us to be militantly anti-religion than it is for a horde of fundamentalist Mormons to actively fund anti-gay measures in California.  The only way we're going to show that we're a better, more just community, is to stop doing the same outright denunciations and aggressive actions toward all religion that we know (from having suffered them) to be so harmful to ourselves.  

Comment by Danno on June 26, 2013 at 6:30pm

awesome

Comment by Steve Bullin on June 26, 2013 at 2:05pm
Comment by Steve Bullin on June 16, 2013 at 11:47am

(in conclusion, tldr)

sorry everyone:

I'm not saying it's bad to believe strongly about something, or even necessarily be militaristic in your believes, so long as your beliefs don't separate you from people and the potential friendships/discussions/experiences that make us grow as individuals and communities. Personally I'm militaristic against pessimism, ignorance, or giving up on dreams ^^. 

But really, once I stopped hating religion, I started to learn from it. I realized the vast number of people that support true love (regardless of gender) that still identify as religious and don't feel conflicted in that. I even got to have some great discussions with people who don't feel the same as I do about same-sex or love, I can't say I've changed their mind, but I do believe they've taken plenty from those discussions as I have; in the future I'll be better able to enter the discussion and possibly lend a perspective to the individuals who might not have previously thought of it that way. And I've been able to do this because instead of seeing these people as enemies, as polar opposites to myself, or as an logical obstacle to debate with, I saw them as friends and neighbors.

Sometimes we just can't get through to them though, and that's commonly more them not being ready to talk then it is us. In that case, like any potential fight, it's really just better to walk away. Your time can be better spent elsewhere.

That's why I the religion vs. same-sex relations isn't really a topic as it is a miss-communication to be analyzed and understood before it can be discussed. I think the relationship between religion and orientation will improve drastically within the next ten to twenty years because I think people are realizing the traditions of the old ways, in their aspects of exclusion/bias against people, is wrong. And as a society we're adapting what we have, despite the ignorant ramblings of the few. This is why I think hateful individuals and hate groups are becoming so much more prominent in the media, they're seeing this change that seems to go against their mindset and they're reacting strongly. Just listen to how pissed Rush Limbaugh gets when discussing the "state of the country", when things like this happen I know we're on the right track, and I'm only optimistic for the future. 

I think by the time I have kids and they're coming home from school they'll showing me the gay pride or trans gender pins that were handed out in class. ^^ 

 

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