NEA will work with current partners (such as GLSEN), to expand on the number of professional development opportunities for Gender Sexuality Alliances (GSA) advisors.  This training should include, at a minimum:

  • Starting a new GSA;
  • How to handle possible backlash from different stakeholders; and
  • Model GSA projects and activities.


Research tells us that LGBTQ+ students are more likely to feel safe and are more comfortable being open about their sexual orientation, gender identify, and/or expression in schools with GSAs.


Chris Cannella - NJ

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $25,000.