Allow us to start a GSA at Huntsville City Schools and treat our GSA as you would any other club.
Why is this important?
Bullying and harassment is abundant. Kids have no outlet or support groups to help them feel accepted and supported.
Recently a teen Nigel Shelby committed suicide due to bullying and other LGBTQ teens are speaking out about the lack of support when reaching out about bullying
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.