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Celebrate National COMING OUT DAY Tomorrow, October 11


if you have peace signs or ribbons, wear 'em...and show some solidarity!


Posted by spiffyellofruit on 2006.10.05 at 23:30
okay, so if anyone comes across any gay-related history/current events/movies that DO NOT involve secret underground queer societies in the 1700 and 1800s :) 


then please, comment here, or bring ideas to the next meeting.

                                                                                          love, anna


EDIT: and we also need poster ideas! Officers, do you wanna each come up with one to use/as a fall back?

:)

Posted by augustin9006 on 2006.09.06 at 22:25
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Thanks to everyone for the excellent turn out on tuesday!


I was really happy to see that we have new freshmen this year in the club, it really shows that we are branching out outside of our friends' group. We need to show them how much of a kickass GSA we really can be!


Anyways, my point is, go out, tell a friend, spread the message.


We strive to be different, we strive to make a difference.

See you next tuesday!

Izzard

New Icons and Membership.

Posted by yukishiro on 2006.02.05 at 22:15
Joining error fixed.
Pretty new icons added!

Let's work on getting the rest of the club on here so we can spread news effectively!


~Candace White

Dear students and staff,

This year the members of the Gay Straight Alliance have decided to
create a survey to assess the amount of discrimination towards
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning students (LGBTQ).
The purpose of Livermore High’s Gay Straight Alliance is to create a
safe place for students to discuss sexuality, educate the school
about sexual orientation issues, and fight discrimination on campus.
We have created a survery to guage the amount of discrimination at
LHS. Using phrases such as, “That’s so gay,” or, “You’re a queer,”
degrade people of minoirty sexual orientations. We aim to create a
supportive and comfortable environment for students of all sexual
orientations. This survey is not optional, but it is anonymous;
nothing you say will be publicized in any way. We ask that every
student be honest and respectful. GSA will use the results to inform
LHS staff about the level of sexual harassment here and to help plan
events to cut back on homophobia.


Posted by hopeless_addict on 2006.01.25 at 21:28
Section 1
For section 1, please read each statement and fill in the space for the letter corresponding with your answer. Please choose only one letter for each statement.

A. Strongly Agree B. Agree C. Disagree D. Strongly Disagree


1. In my school, teachers expect students to respect one another.
2. In my school, teachers really care about the students, all the students.
3. In my school, students feel safe.
4. My school is safe for guys who aren’t as “masculine” as other guys.
5. My school is safe for girls who aren’t as “feminine” as other girls.
6. My school is safe for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ).
7. My school is safe for students with LGBTQ parents.
8. My school is safe for teachers and staff who are LGBTQ.
9. I feel safe at my school.

Section 2
Please answer A. Yes or B. No for the following questions:


10. Does your school have a harassment policy that specifically includes sexual orientation and/or race and ethnicity?
11. If you wanted information and support from your school about sexual orientation, gender identity, or LGBTQ issues, would you know where to go?
12. Before taking this survey, were you aware that your school had a GSA?
13. California state law protects students from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in school. Do you know about this law?

Section 3
For section 2, please read each question and fill in the space for the letter corresponding with your answer. Please choose only one letter for each question.


A. Often B. Sometimes C. Rarely D. Never


14. How often do you hear other students make negative comments or gestures based on sex (being male or female)?
15. How often do you hear other students make negative comments or gestures based on sexual orientation (being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or queer)?
16. How often do you hear other students make negative comments or gestures based on gender identity or _expression (not being “masculine” enough, not being “feminine” enough)?
17. How often do you hear teachers or school staff make negative comments or gestures based on sex (being male or female)?
18. How often do you hear teachers or school staff make negative comments or gestures based on sexual orientation (being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or queer)?
19. How often do you hear teachers or school staff make negative comments or gestures based on gender identity or _expression (not being “masculine” enough, not being “feminine” enough)?
20. How often do you hear teachers or staff stop others from making negative comments or using slurs based on sex (being male or female)?
21. How often do you hear teachers or staff stop others from making negative comments or using slurs based on sexual orientation (being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or queer)?
22. How often do you hear teachers or staff stop others from making negative comments or using slurs based on gender identity or _expression (not being “masculine” enough, not being “feminine” enough)?

Section 4
For section 3, please fill in the space for the letter corresponding with your answer. Please choose only one letter for each statement based on your own personal expierences.

A. 0 times B. 1 time C. 2-3 times D. 4 or more times


During the past 12 months, how many times on school property have you...

23. ...been pushed, shoved, slapped, hit, or kicked by someone based on real or perceived sexual identity? (i.e. because “you’re gay”, whether you really are or not)
24. ...been threatened or injured with a weapon, such as a gun or a knife based on real or perceived sexual identity?
25. ...been afraid of being physically harmed based on real or perceived sexual identity?
26. ...had mean rumors or lies spread about your real or perceived sexual identity?
27. ...had sexual jokes, comments, or gestures made to you?
28. ...been made fun of because of your looks or the way you talk?
29. ...had your property stolen or deliberately damaged, such as your car, clothing, or books?

During the past 12 months, how many times on school property were you harassed or bullied for any of the following reasons?


30. ...your sex (being male or female)?
31. ...because you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or someone thought you were?
32. ...because you aren’t as “masculine” as other guys or as “feminine” as other girls?

Posted by hopeless_addict on 2005.09.28 at 14:45
Public Service Announcement, not really, but we'll say it is.

I wasn't coming out as transgender I was coming out asgender queer yesterday.
Try to spread that fact around and clear stuff up.

I do not identify male. I do not identify female. I don't like the binary gender system. Thank you!


-Out

Sara Yalon
President

Izzard

A Message From The Officers

Posted by yukishiro on 2005.09.27 at 20:20
Dear members of the LHS GSA:

Please join us to recieve GSA news, post your own GSA-related news, or leave us suggestion.
Click the join link in the user info, and leave us a comment here to be added.

Love: Sara, Candace, Theresa, Anna, and Chase.

PS: Please email any questions to ca.snow@gmail.com