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Welcome to Park Middle School Gay-Straight Alliance!

Mission Statement:

The Middle School Gay-Straight Alliance

plans events that foster support, respect, pride and safety

for gay people and their straight allies.


Where and when?

We plan to meet every other Friday at lunchtime in room 154. Bring your lunch. All Middle School students and teachers are welcome! Check the sidebar -----> for details about meetings and events.

Possible Events for

2010 - 2011

October: We'll be creating an Assembly for GLBT History Month 2010. "GLBT" stands for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender. You can find out more about GLBT History Month 2009 at their website. What would make this a great Assembly? We need your ideas!

November: We'll be sponsoring activities for the Day of Service on Wednesday, November 24. One of these may be viewing and discussing a documentary called "Straight Laced" about how students feel about gender roles in our society. One might be emailing your state legislators urging their support of legislation that promotes equality for GLBT citizens. Another might be volunteering off campus at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore. What would you like to do on the Day of Service?

January: For Exploratory Learning Week, we'd like to offer a course that allows students to examine how gender roles work in our society and in our school. We want student input on what this course will look like and what it will accomplish...maybe you'd even like to be a student leader?
March: The Teach-In for Peace and Justice brings in speakers who share their experiences from a variety of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, including the GLBT experience.
April: The National Day of Silence  is April 15, 2011. Park Middle School has participated in this important event for many years, and we need student leadership to make it happen again!
Useful links for students      Debbie's Definitions - understanding the components of who we are as sexual and gendered people; these are terms we all need to know.
COLAGE - Children of Gays and Lesbians Everywhere is an organization dedicated to kids with gay parents.
Think B4 You Speak - a website dedicated to reducing homophobic language and creating a safer school environment for all students. This site has great tip for how to effectively address people who use "That's so gay" as a put-down.
Day Of Silence - a website dedicated to the annual national event that calls attention to anti-GLBT name-calling, bullying and harassment.
GLSEN Baltimore - a subset of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educators Network for Baltimore.
Have a link you'd like to see added? Email us!






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