GSA continues to accept diversity

The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) provides students with a safe environment to gather together and learn about diversity while discussing the issues they deal with both in and out of school.
Teacher Gayle Franks discussed the activities club members participate in throughout the year.
“[GSA] is a group for students to come and feel accepted for who they are, whether they be gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning or straight. They have several things that they participate in during the year [including participating in] Mr. Orton’s multicultural studies class. They will do a panel to bring awareness to issues that they deal with at school,” Franks said. “They also do Purple Prom which is an all-district dance that anybody can go to but it is for those students that do not feel comfortable at their schools showing up with their significant other because they are gay or lesbian.”
Club meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month at 2:30 p.m. in room 215. Any student who wishes to join is welcome to attend.
Franks advocates for club membership.
“[GSA is open to] any student who feels like they want to get involved with their community and help bring awareness to issues of diversity,” Franks said.