Tuesday, May 31, 2011

This Friday - Get your FREE rainbow bracelet!

Come join us for our weekly meeting this Friday during tutorial and get a free rainbow bracelet from rainbowdelegation.org! Show that you are safe and supportive of LGBTQQI youth.

We will also have popcorn and guest Amanda from the gsanetwork! We will be doing a basic training session to strengthen our GSA and give us the tools necessary to continue rocking next year. :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

“Give ‘em Hope” David E. Watters

"In these times of increased bullying and the rise in suicide ideation amongst those who identify as LGBT, author of the inspirational NEVER BLEND IN and Director of NBI Associates, David E. Watters, is launching a video campaign to inspire, encourage and uplift those who may feel disenfranchised or who may lack self-belief.

He is seeking individuals, couples and groups to share their stories in a bid to provide support and encouragement to anyone doubting their validity.

These stories of living authentically, with dignity and unlimited by labels will become a powerful toolkit to help others understand how self esteem determines the path they choose and that life need not be a self fulfilling prophecy when they improve self-concept, drive out fear and embrace new challenges as opportunities to learn and grow, eliminate self imposed limitations and cease dependence on others to provide validity.


Whether you are L.G. B or T…or ANY other letter of the alphabet, make and send your video to: DavidWatters@nbiassociates.co.uk

(http://www.youtube.com/user/NBIassociates?feature=mhum), NBI WORDPRESS (http://neverblendin.wordpress.com/) AND THE NBI ASSOCIATES WEBSITE (http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/)

EMAIL IT TO DavidWatters@nbiassociates.co.uk

You can be as creative as you like and the only criteria is that you encourage, as you already do, others to feel confident in living the life that they were born to live.

http://www.youtube.com/user/NBIassociates?feature=mhee "

-David Equality Walters

Friday, May 27, 2011

Spreading the love with free hugs

GSA members Dasha and JC share an enthusiastic hug

Treasurer Rachel Stabb surprise hugs LGHS GSA Advisor Mr. Porush

Vice President Wade Wallerstein and Treasurer Rachel Stabb share a hug

GSA members practice hugging

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Ready for Free Hugs Day this Friday?

Well, Thursday during tutorial in room 201 is your last chance to finish your free hugs shirt and pick up your finished shirts up for FREE HUGS DAY this Friday!

We will be meeting in room 201 at the beginning of tutorial to do practice hugging and kick off Free Hug Day!

Let's spread the love with lots of hugs

Friday, May 20, 2011

Today's Meeting - Harvey Milk!

Harvey Milk
May 22, 1930- November 27, 1978

Harvey Milk became the first openly gay person to be elected to a significant public office when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. He served eleven months before he was assassinated.

Harvey Milk was a New Yorker who migrated to San Francisco in the 1970's, when an influx of gay immigrants from across the country was changing the Castro neighborhood into the city's gay village. Milk opened a camera store and founded the Castro Valley Association of local merchants. His willingness to represent the interests of local merchants with city government earned him the unofficial title of "the Mayor of Castro Street." Milk discovered that he had a natural flair for politics.

Milk was a political outsider and a populist who made his own rules. From his shop in the Castro, he ran grassroots campaigns based on relentless meetings, door-to-door canvassing, and media interviews. His supporters formed "human billboards" by standing along major thoroughfares holding placards. Milk's first three tries for office were unsuccessful, but they gave him increasing credibility with the electorate.

When Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, a lesbian wrote, "I thank God I have lived long enough to see my kind emerge from the shadows and join the human race."

Milk was shot to death in his City Hall office on Nov. 27, 1978, by Dan White, a conservative anti-gay former supervisor who also murdered Mayor George Moscone. White was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to five years imprisonment. City-wide violence erupted in San Francisco when White's sentence was announced.

Harvey Milk had forebodings of his assassination. He left a tape-recorded "political will" naming his preferred successor on the Board of Supervisors. On that tape he said: "If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door."

Source: http://www.glbthistorymonth.com/glbthistorymonth/2006/bio.cfm?LeaderID=10

Sunday, May 15, 2011

This Week - All about Harvey Milk!

As per usual, this Friday, we will have our meeting (but not just ANY meeting) during tutorial in room 201.

May 22 is Harvey Milk Day so in honor of this we will be learning about Harvey Milk and his significance to the gay rights movement.
Bring yours friends and enjoy the snacks!

Later in the evening, we will be hosting a free movie night dedicated to Harvey Milk!
We will be watching "The Times of Harvey Milk" in honor of his life's work.
Before we start the movie, our special guest, Simone Campbell, is going to talk about Harvey Milk and his significance today.
There will be pizza, snacks, and drinks for free.
Bring your friends for a fun time! :)


Time: 6pm-9pm (may go past 9pm)
Location: Room 201 - Los Gatos High School, 20 High School Court, Los Gatos, CA
Campus Map: http://www.lghs.net/about/campusmap.jsp

Friday, May 13, 2011

Today's Meeting: Free Hugs Shirts

Today we made shirts for FREE HUGS DAY (May 27).

If you were unable to attend, feel free to make your own Free Hugs t-shirt or you can simply google "Free Hugs T-shirts" and buy one. If neither of these options appeal to you, you can always make a sign or write on your arms.

Please help us increase participation by inviting your friends and encouraging them to give free hugs too!

Anyone may participate in this event from any location so don’t be discouraged just because you do not attend Los Gatos High School.

Let's spread the love with lots of hugs

Friday, May 6, 2011

Today's Meeting 5/6

GSA members 5/6/11

Anthony, the Director of Outlet, joined us today to tell his personal story about being transgender. His story was very eye opening and certainly dispelled many misconceptions about the transgender community. This also helped us realize how we can make a difference by educating others to stop hate and violence directed at the transgender community.

Guest Speaker Anthony from the Outlet

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Gay-Straight Alliance

What you don’t see in the dash is everyone we stand for. Everyone who has been picked on, pushed around, put down, and felt like they don’t fit in.

We are those who don’t fit into society’s expectations. We are every person who has fallen through the cracks and broken down because society cannot see the beauty we see.

We fear nothing because we know and love ourselves and others for who we are. There is no fight too great to win or too small to bother because together we are strong and together we are one.

We are the Gay-Straight Alliance and we are here to fight for equality and stand against every injustice that dares cross our path.

It's not just a dash. It’s our core and our meaning. It's not “just for gays” or “just for straights”, but rather, everyone who falls somewhere along those lines and between…. everyone.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

NO H8 Photoshoot??

How do you feel about doing a NO H8 photoshoot?

Check out their website and tell me what you think! :)