Regional GSA Meetings Begin This Month

from Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE)

We hear it in the news almost every day. Young people struggling with discrimination and bullying due to their gender identification or sexual orientation. They need support and help to advocate not only for themselves, but for their friends and family. GEAE is hoping to help meet that need by providing a safe and enjoyable learning environment where they can network and learn from leaders in the community and from their peers. We have developed a regional GSA that is open to all high school and undergraduate students in the Erie area. Students from public, parochial, private, and homeschool environments are welcome.

This Regional GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) will be housed at our office at 301 West 10th Street in downtown Erie. Students who are not able to find transportation can contact GEAE for free bus passes. The first two meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, October 4 at 6 pm and Saturday, October 7th at 11 am. Students can come to one or both days and food will be provided. At these two introductory meetings, students will help set the schedule, plan which workshops they would like, vote on a name for the group, and meet students from other schools. This program is free of charge thanks to our generous sponsors: Erie Insurance and the Erie Community Foundation. For more information, contact Margo Wolfe at 814-731-7696 or

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