The Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) is a group meant to foster awareness, promote education and provide a forum for discussion about issues of sexuality and gender identity. We encourage acceptance and tolerance within the diverse population of our school in order to create a place of support, respect, pride and safety for gay, lesbian, bisexual, questioning and transgender members of the Douglass School community.
Our working agreements set a clear and positive tone that allows group members to interact comfortably and safely. They are as follows:
- Respect Others
- Speak from the "I"
- Be Open to New Ideas
- Ask Questions/Practice Active Listening
- Respect Confidentiality
- Step Up, Step Back (Share if comfortable, but don't monopolize the discussion)
- Respect Commitments
The GSA is facilitated by Ms. Lee, ELL Teacher.