GSA: Where is everyone?


Kasi Kaleva, News Editor

GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance) is a club that provides a safe space for students that are part of the LGBTQ+ community. In the club, the students talk about whatever may be on their mind with an accepting, supportive group. While this seems like a great opportunity for many students that are part of the LGBTQ+ community, not many seem to actually be in the club.

GSA strives to be inclusive, fun, and open-minded when it comes to its members. So, how come so few are joining? One of the problems could be the lack of awareness around the school.

“I have heard very little about GSA. I do know that it’s a place where students who are part of the LGBTQ+ community can go and talk about issues related to the community and such but other than that not much,” said senior Reeselyn Haring.

However, those who are a little more aware of GSA don’t have anything bad to say about the club. In fact, they praise them for their inclusiveness and relaxed environment.

“It does give them a space where they can freely express themselves without having to be too mindful of what they say and can still be around people who they know they can trust,” said junior Julia Mish.

Whether done through school dress up days, dinner nights, etc., students need to be drawn in so that they can learn about the club and possibly join.

“We do have signs around the school now which is better than previous years and we are planning on trying to get an announcement on the intercom,” said GSA president Jordan Williams.

For those who might want to join, GSA can be a helpful environment to talk about subjects concerning gender and sexuality.

“I joined GSA because at the time I had no idea what was going on. I didn’t know who I was. I didn’t know what I identified as and I was just kind of desperate for answers,” said Williams.