GSA Archive

PA Catholic College Will Not Approve GSA

DeSales University has opted not to approve the formation of a student gay-straight alliance (GSA) leading to a petition on Change.Org.  DeSales is a Catholic University and Dr. Jerry Joyce, Vice President for Student Affairs had the following to say on the matter: The request for an LGBT club stemmed from a 2010 incident where
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Dallastown, PA GSA Attracts Critics, Supporters for Showing “Out in the Silence”

Seems like a former schoolboard member of the Dallastown School District is up in arms over a screening of “Out In The Silence” sponsored by the Dallastown Gay Straight Alliance. Former Dallastown school board member Carroll Tignall is trying to rally concerned residents to attend because he believes the district is being “covert” in promoting
Category: Activism

Dan Savage, The Slog Raise Nearly $30,000 for Food Pantry – Make Sure People KNOW LGBTQ Folks Welcome at Pgh Pantries

I was poking around tonight and found this series of posts on The Slog website. I love that people can win dinner with Dan Savage for donating to a hunger relief organization. I would donate and I work for a hunger relief organization. I love that they picked up on the article in Slate about
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Collect Tote Bags to Help Hungry Neighbors and Win Awesome Prizes (Like Penguins Tickets)

Hunger, as you probably have read here in the past, is very much a part of our lives … 1 in 7 people in Pennsylvania don’t know for sure where their next meal is coming from today. Look around you. Is it someone in your office? Someone living on your street? Some of the children
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Washington County Teen Receives National Recognition for Advocacy

Congratulations to Emmett Patterson, a 17 year old transman for receiving national recognition from GLSEN for his advocacy work in Washington County.  Emmett founded Washington County’s first Gay Straight Alliance.  Kudos to him and we hope he enjoys spending time with Chaz Bono, whom he identifies as a hero and source of solace while struggling
Category: Activism