Category Archive for: ‘Middle School Gay-Straight Alliances’

I Know, Son

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Thanksgiving, 2010  “Hey, Mom- there’s something I need to tell you.” She knows what I’m going to say, and she begins to tear up. “I’m gay.” There’s a pause, then she runs forward and grabs me, holding me close.“I know, son. I know. I love you.”   It wasn’t easy. In fact, it was terrifying. Extremely terrifying. I remember it …

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Will You Be That Person?


Founding my school’s Gay-Straight Alliance was a long and difficult process, but it was definitely worth it. I never knew what a GSA was until I learned about them online. I thought it was a GSA was an awesome idea so I did some research on what types of things to do with a GSA and how to go about …

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