Utah QSA Network

MISSION

The Utah QSA Network is a youth-led program of the Utah Pride Center that connects Queer-Straight Alliance clubs (QSA or GSA) from around the state of Utah to each other and community resources. Through peer support, leadership development, social gatherings and trainings the QSA Network supports young people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining QSAs and equivalent clubs statewide.

Utah QSA Network empowers students to advocate for safe school policies, mobilize their peers to stand up for safety and equality, and trains teachers to stop bullying. By providing in-depth leadership and activist training for youth, the Utah QSA Network is building a generation of leaders for LGBTQ rights and social justice in Utah.

As a youth-driven network, the Utah Pride Center brings the voices and perspectives of youth to the forefront of the LGBTQ movement.

Check us out on Facebook! Check out our page for Utah QSA Network Updates, upcomming events, and opportunities for student advocacy!

Utah QSA Network 2012 Climate Survey

Survey Closes on Sunday February 26th. Please take a few minutes (only takes 10 minutes!) to complete this survey and help the Utah QSA Network better understand the needs of QSA's in Utah. Open to all current high school/middle school students in Utah QSA's.

Utah QSA Network Youth Empowerment Survey

Survey closes on Tuesday, February 2nd. All youth and students in Utah are encouraged to participate in this brief survey. This survey will be used to help the Utah QSA Network develop new trainings and presentations, as well as help us plan for student conferences in the future!

CONTACT INFORMATION

Primary Contact:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

QSA Network Mentors – Peer Resources

C Gatsby: Utah State Region - Toole School District & Northern Utah. Utah State University, Snow College. Salt Lake Region - Jordan School District This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dylan Barton: Utah State Region - Northern Utah/Southern Utah, Weber State University, University of Utah & Southern Utah University This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shay Hulbert: Salt Lake Region - Salt Lake City & Murray School District, Salt Lake COmunity College & Westminster College This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jaaycob Okumura: Salt Lake Region - Granite District This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Carlye Dalkyert: QSA Network Student Resources This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Porter Kehl: Utah State Region - Alpine & Provo SChool District, Brigham Young University & Utah Valley University. Salt Lake Region - Canyons School District This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Click here for resources to build your GSA.

QSA Media Attention

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LGBTQ Resources

State

Utah Pride Center –  A non-profit that offers programs, services and resources for the LGBTQ community statewide including a youth center and coordinates collective activities and leadership opportunities for LGBTQ youth.

PFLAG –  Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays – support for the entire family.

Equality Utah –  Legal Advocacy for LGBTQ rights and social justice

VOAVolunteers of America is a non-profit with many community resources including a homeless youth drop in center – day resource for homeless youth.

OUTreach Ogden - Offers an open, safe, comfortable haven where you can come to be free of charge, judgement, harassment and discomfort that is a fixture in many of our lives. We offer a drug, alcohol, tobacco, hate & violence free zone.

National

Trevor Project –  The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

Family Acceptance Project –  A project that promotes family acceptance and educates on the dangers of rejecting behaviors on LGBTQ youth

GLSEN –  GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.

GSA Network –  A California based organization that coordinates training, networking and capacity building of youth involved in school based clubs for LGBTQ youth and their straight allies.

NCLR–  The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.

Lambda Legal - Offers research and resources about LGBT issues including information for GSA groups and for youth in out of home care.

Day of Silence - Official Day of SIlence webpage. Offers resources and downloadable content for GSA groups and student leaders. Sponsored by GLSEN and Lambda Legal.

GSA Day - Official GSA Day website! Offers information about GSA Day, event ideas, and resources for GSA groups. Sponsored by Iowa Pride Network & National Association of GSA Networks.


Video Resources

Family Acceptance Project
GLSEN Video
Open Doors Project
Make it Better Project

Additional Info

  • Contact Person: Dayne Law
  • Email: dayne@utahpridecenter.org
  • Phone: 801.539.8800 x 138
  • Regular Meeting Time:
  • Location: Utah Pride Center
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