Youth Advocacy and Social Summit
On December 11th, youth and Gender and Sexualities Alliances (GSA) coordinators from around the Bay Area came together at the San Mateo County Office of Education for the Youth Advocacy and Social Summit. They discussed a range of issues affecting LGBTQ youth, including how to start and sustain a GSA, discussed gender norms and the impact of Federal Title IX, a law that says students of all genders should have equal access to education. LGBTQ students often experience disproportionately higher rates of negative health outcomes. Providing support and safe spaces for these students makes it more likely that they will have better health outcomes.