- Cohoes City School DistrictCohoes City School District
Cohoes City School District: For the Creation of a GSA(Gay-Straight Alliance)
With suicide rates rising, and most of the suicides contributing to this being gay teens, the LGBTQPA teens at Cohoes High School deserve a safe place to meet others and organize ways to stop Homophobia and Bullying.
- Cohoes City School District
Cohoes City School District
I have supported this cause to aid in the creation of a Gay-Straight Alliance (or GSA) for the student body at Cohoes High School. This resource would allow Lesbian, Gay , Bisexual, Trangender, Questioning, Pansexual, and Asexual (LQBTQPA) help create a safer, and more caring school entirely.
According to GLSEN's 2011 National School Climate Survey, 8 out of 10 LGBT students experience harassment and 6 in 10 LGBT students reported feeling unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation. This is not what school was meant to be. Studies also show that within schools that have a GSA there is a higher rate of academic excellence.
Please help improve the school, and the safety for LGBTQPA by allowing a Gay-Straight Alliance at Cohoes High School.
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