GSA at Waco High School

GSA at Waco High School

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izabel weaver started this petition to Waco High Administration

This petition's primary goal is to convince the Waco High School administration that, not only is there a want for a GSA (gay-straight alliance), but a need for one as well. The purpose of a GSA is to connect and unite students of all backgrounds, regardless of things like sexual orientation or gender identity. It is so important for teenagers to feel like they have a support system as they grow and develop into their own identities, especially of those their own age. It allows them to have the space and freedom to work towards being whoever they want to be. Teens having this support system helps in other ways, too, such as depression and suicide prevention. Several studies have shown that teens who identify within the LGBT community have higher rates of suicide attempts than heterosexual youth, around 1.5-3 times as high. In a study of LGBT youth in 2010, 90% of said students within the community had been harassed or discriminated against based on sexuality or gender identification. So not only would this organization create lasting friendships and bonds between our staff sponsor, student president, and our members, we would be doing our part in preventing suicide and depression within the LGBT youth at Waco High. We would have a weekly meeting with an agenda of how we can improve our relationships with each other and with our school, as well as possible activities and outings that would unite all of us together further. Thank you for your help!

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