Gender and Sexuality Alliance Sponsors Spring Conference for Education

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GLSEN: Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network

The Gender and Sexuality Alliance, more commonly called GSA, is bringing the largest statewide LGBTQ conference for students and educators to Wheelock. On April 2nd, the GSA will cosponsor the annual Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network Annual Spring Conference, an opportunity for hundreds of middle and high school students and educators from across the Commonwealth to spend a day building community and sharing resources for creating safer, more affirming schools for LGBTQ youth, educators, and their allies.

Last year’s conference featured workshops on everything from supporting transgender youth, to Asexuality 101, to wellness and beyond. This year we are looking forward to hosting an even more diverse range of workshops for middle and high school students, educators, future educators, and LGBTQ+ activists from around the state.

GSA: Gender and Sexuality AllianceAlthough GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, we understand that it is also critical to acknowledge and celebrate other intersecting identities. To enforce this understanding, this year’s Conference theme is More Than One. Each individual is more than their gender or sexual orientation alone, they are also their race, their ethnicity, their ability, their nationality, their family identity, their professional identity, and so much more. They are all of their identities, they are advocates, they are communities, they are more than one.

The conference will feature a special future educator track, in addition to the educator and student tracks, targeted at Wheelock students, who are able to register for the conference free of charge. Staff and faculty are also able to register for a minimal $20 fee, and presenters also receive free registration. GLSEN and GSA welcome and encourage workshop proposals from students and faculty! For more information, you can reach out to Sarah Horn, GLSEN’s Conference intern, or the GSA executive board.

Register and submit workshop proposals.

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