12th Annual NJ GSA Forum
Diving into the Alphabet Soup
A Conference for LGBTQIAP Students, Advisors, & Supporters
Saturday, November 14th
9 am - 4 pm
Ocean Township High School
550 West Park Avenue, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
You can register or make donations using the REGISTRATION and VENDORS/ADVERTISING links even though they still say “11th Annual NJ GSA Forum.” An update is coming soon.
GLSEN Senior Honor Award Winners are in!
Ximena Aparacio and Alyssa Concannon
Honorable Mentions: Dayna Halcomb and Michael Kearney
GLSEN 2015 National School Climate Survey ready for online input!
If you are LGBTQ+ youth & looking for a way to break the silence today, share your experiences! www.glsen.org/survey. Please share the message with other LGBTQ+ youth.
JUNE 30TH DEADLINE
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Praise for the
Saturday November 15, 2014
The 11th Annual Conference
for NJ Gay-Straight Alliances
The animated chatter of hundreds of people filled the rainbow-bedecked room as our group took seats at the long rows of cafeteria tables and waited expectantly. From rainbow balloons to banners to GSA t-shirts, Lenape High School cafeteria was a vibrant display of pride. The enthusiasm and anticipation in the room were palpable. This was New Jersey’s long-awaited 11th Annual GSA Forum, hosted by the Lenape High School Gay Straight Alliance and co-sponsored by HiTOPS and GLSEN Central New Jersey. [read more]
Well, another year has past and I am still blown away by the annual Central New Jersey GLSEN and HiTOP NJGSA forum. This year was my third year attending the forum, which was held at Lenape Regional High School in Medford, NJ, and although I have graduated high school, I still find a beloved belonging to the positive energy that each high school brings in furthering human rights, celebrating pride, while withholding the realest human beings I have ever had the pleasure to be in the same room with. [read more]
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