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North County update: Fourth annual GSA Awards a huge success

In early November, Project Youth, a committee of the North County LGBTQ Resource Center (The Center), presented the fourth annual GSA Awards, hosted at the California State University, San Marcos Pride Center.

From the Gay-Straight Alliance network: “A Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student-run club, typically in a high school or middle school, which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia.”

The GSA Awards is a special evening where students across North County gather together for socializing, networking, information sharing and connection. Project Youth strives to create a feeling of empowerment and acknowledgement among the students participating in the event, with hopes that this show of support and genuine caring will help strengthen and sustain the GSA clubs for one more year.

Each year more and more high schools choose to participate in the GSA Awards. This year saw 14 North San Diego County GSAs attend and receive a monetary award of $250 to assist their organization in supporting the unique campaigns on their campuses. For the first time, and in an effort to create a student-centered and driven event, three GSA leadership student volunteers emceed the evening and two Ocean Shores High School club members provided entertainment with an original musical presentation.

Read the full story in Gay San Diego, a SDGLN media partner, HERE.