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To: To our principal Mr. Davis
We need a GSA at Shelley High School
Allow us to start a GSA at Shelley High School, and treat our GSA as you would any other club.
Why is this important?
First hand I have seen bullying, exclusiveness, and hate towards those belonging to the LGBTQ+ Community at our school. A Gay Straight Alliance would help change this.
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.