Reaching Out to the LGBTQ+ Community

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By: Deanna Koscik

The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is an after school club that meets every week on Monday at 2:30 in Ms. Cronk’s classroom. The goal of the club is to create a safe space for kids who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community to talk and for kids to learn about the community even if they are not part of it. The club has members of many different identities and everyone shows interest in learning and understanding each other’s differences.

“I joined GSA because I wanted to meet other people like me,” said sophomore Zoe Peggs. “I was a freshman in the closet and wanted to not feel alone and alienated. It also gives me a chance to educate people on different parts of the community as well.”

The club has been gaining new members as the word has been getting out more and the members are more than pleased with every new member. “I like how inclusive it is. Even though I have only been in the club a few days, it really seems like the group wants to make a change for the better,” said senior Tehya Leech.

“I think it’s important for people LGBT+ identifying and not LGBT+ identifying to be able to come together as a group to listen and understand each other,” said the teacher sponsor of the class, Marisa Cronk.

The club is still accepting new members and is open to anyone who wants to join.

 

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