To: OUR SCHOOL BOARD

We need a GSA at Coldwater High School!

We need a GSA at Coldwater High School!

Allow us to start a GSA at Coldwater High School, and treat our GSA as you would any other club.

Why is this important?

Coldwater is a time capsule into the mid 70s, and I want to help change that and bring students to the 21st century and make our school a safer place. I was in a GSA in my old school and with it there was a place for me to be free of all my worries and a place for me to help others now I don't have that freedom and place that I can help others.

A Genders & Sexualities Alliance club, or GSA, would provide a much-needed safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, and work to create positive change on campus.

Under the Federal Equal Access Act (http://www.gsanetwork.org/federal-equal-access-act), any school that receives government funding and has at least one other non-curricular club is legally required to also allow a GSA. Legally, public schools with other clubs must let students start a GSA -- and must treat the GSA like any other student club! Schools can't make up rules that only apply to the GSA and nobody else.

GSAs have been proven to make schools safer for all students. Allow us to start a GSA so that ALL students can succeed.

Coldwater, MI, USA

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