2016 Georgia GSA Youth Summit – Georgia Safe Schools Coalition
2016 Georgia GSA Youth Summit – Georgia Safe Schools Coalition

2016 Georgia GSA Youth Summit – Georgia Safe Schools Coalition

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2016 Georgia GSA Youth Summit

Georgia Safe Schools Coalition

Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EST)

2016 Georgia GSA Youth Summit

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A Project of the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition (GSSC) and its partner organizations (e.g., PFLAG, Lambda Legal, Georgia Equality)



The 2016 Georgia GSA Youth Summit will run from 9:00-9:00, and will offer education, entertainment, breakout sessions, advocacy, and new friendships.

There will be a social/talent show.


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Previous year’s Summit included the following sessions:

  • A Beginner’s Guide To Activism/Advocacy
  • Artful Activism for the Queer-minded
  • Campus Crossroads
  • Confronting Hetero and Cisgender Privilege in the Classroom…
  • Embracing Intersections of Identity to Promote Personal Development and Academic Achievement for LGBTQQIA College Students
  • Experience as the accepting mother of a gay child
  • Exploring Femme Identity
  • Faithful and True: Being LGBTQ in a Religious Community
  • From The Ground Up: Building Safe Spaces At All Intersections
  • Fundraising 101: “Show Me The Money”
  • Garbo – Garland – Gaga: Pop Culture & the Queer Community
  • Hello I’m Straight Gay
  • Identity Crisis
  • Identity Poetics: A Queer Poetry Writing and Performance Workshop
  • Let’s Get This Party Started
  • Loving Ourselv(es) Through Contemplative Practice
  • People of Color Caucus
  • Pushing Back Against Push Out!
  • QTPOCs in College
  • Queer Youth Advocacy!
  • Questions Parents/Guardians Ask Counselors: Supporting for families with LGBTQ children
  • Roundtable: Planning
  • Sero-Junction
  • Teen Dating Violence and the LGBTQ Community
  • The Affordable Care Act and How It Benefits LGBT Youth
  • The Dynamics of the Black Family: Adolescent Trials and Tribulations of LGBT Youth
  • This assignment is so gay.
  • Trans* Youth Caucus
  • West African Drumming
  • What is sex and what does it mean to you?
  • Yoga Fit
  • Youth Leadership Roundtable
  • Youth Panel



If you are looking for an LGBTQ friendly place to stay near the summit, we encourage you to make reservations at the Courtyard by Marriott in Decatur.  You can access their webpage at http://www.courtyarddecatur.com


Talent Show!

At the end of the event we have an exciting talent show. Please plan to stay.  If you would like to participate, please note it on this site. In addition, email Jesse McNulty (sirjesse@gmail.com) with the type, length of act, and stage name.


Resource Fair

There was also a Resource Fair of LGBTQ organizations and supports groups to share info. Many colleges had tables sharing about their school and the GSA community there. For many high school students, this was a key resource!


Have questions about 2016 Georgia GSA Youth Summit? Contact Georgia Safe Schools Coalition