Answers to common questions

How do I register my GSA?

  • You can register with the GSA Network: https://gsanetwork.org/gsa-registration/
  • You can also follow this link, scroll down, and hit the pink “REGISTER” button to join GLSEN’s GSA Collaborative. It is a GLSEN program that aims to increase the impact of GSAs across the country by providing educational content, building student and educator support, and growing grassroots networks. They meet on a regular, weekly basis and talk about on how to start a GSA, how to plan events and fundraise for GSAs, how to organize and collaborate.

How do I get funding for my GSA?

Click here to request funding from the Utah GLSEN chapter. You will get a response as soon as possible.

What if I can't start a GSA at my school because of opposition?

What do I do if my GSA (or someone in the GSA) is the target of bullying?

How do we advertise our events?

  • Check out these examples of posters that other GSAs have used
  • If you have an event that you would like to advertise outside of your school, send the details to us and we will post them for you!

What is the benefit of having a GSA?

Scientific studies show that GSAs have positive academic, health, and social impacts on students of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Research shows that GSAs/QSAs can help promote better mental health outcomes such as less depression, psychological distress, and higher self-esteem than students without a GSA at their high school. GSAs/QSAs help students with school attendance levels, have pride in their school, have a sense of empowerment and hope, with friendships, have less stress / isolation, have more confidence, and fewer suicide attempts.

For more information, check out the National School Climate Survey conducted by GLSEN

Confused about pronouns?

Here is a guide to pronouns put together by the HRC

Who can I turn to in a crisis situation?

  • www.SafeUT.org 833-372-3388, and the Safe UT app
  • UNI Crisis Hotline: 801-587-3000 
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-825
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
  • The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386
  • Davis Behavioral Health: 801-773-7060

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