WHS Gender Sexuality Alliance Invites You to a Potluck on Sept. 7
In an effort to get more community support and involvement, the Weston High School Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) is pulling out the folding tables, stirring up the casseroles (does anyone still make casseroles? I miss casseroles and their frenchy name) and inviting community members to learn about and get involved in the club. Bring your favorite dish from home, or Pop Corners from Costco (we do not judge here, Weston) and meet some of the leadership and members of this established club. All are welcome.
The GSA is a student-led organization in middle and high schools around the United States and Canada. Its goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for all LGBTQ students and allies. Past efforts have included: collaboration with the administration to provide gender-neutral bathrooms, implementing a freshman health curriculum around the topic of LGBTQ+ people, attending the Boston Pride March, and running multiple fundraisers. In addition, and most impressively to this Owl who cannot seem to stay quiet, the Club leads a Day of Silence, the GLSEN’s annual day of action to spread awareness about the effects of bullying and harassment of LGBTQ+. Students take a day-long vow of silence to symbolically represent the silencing of LGBTQ+ students. Shout-out to the administration and faculty who support this day.
You can read more about the club here, though the page is not yet updated for the 2023-24 school year. Meetings are during activity block. If you are interested in the club, and hopefully the potluck too, please reach out to Finn Oberg, club president, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can also seek out the GSA club table at the club fair once school starts.
As Finn says: “The GSA serves to provide a space to celebrate and uplift those who feel different, as well as have a safe place to vent about harder experiences you have living as a queer person. We’re open to all who believe in a better, supportive future.”