ERIC Number: EJ1137632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
One Student at a Time: A Reflection of Support for a First-Year GSA Club and Its Impact on Perceived Acceptance for LGBTQ Students
Hanna, Jennie L.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v90 n3 p98-102 2017
Despite gains in the LGBTQ community, many schools still feel cold and unwelcoming for LGBTQ youth. Identity development is important for adolescents, but LGBTQ students often see the ability to freely share their identity limited in public education. Providing a gay--straight alliance (GSA) club within the school has been shown to increase feeling of acceptance and well-being for LGBTQ students. This article looks at the history of GSA in education, the positive and negative outcomes of LGBTQ inclusion and the author's personal reflection of successes and challenges as a sponsor for a GSA club during its inception year.
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Clubs, Social Bias, Educational Environment, Adolescents, High School Students, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma