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Welcome to the Gay/Straight Alliance Page!


About Us!!!
Mission Statement:

The Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) of Benjamin Franklin High School is a member of the national organization GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network). The GSA strives to assure that each member of the school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike. We recognize that forces such as racism and sexism have similarly adverse impacts on communities and we support schools in seeking to redress all such inequities. The GSA seeks to develop a school climate where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community. We welcome as members any and all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or occupation, who are committed to seeing this philosophy realized.


Our Officers!!!
2002-2003 officers will be elected at a future meeting. Moderator: Ms Pellecchia

Meetings!!!
When ? The second Thursday of every month at lunchtime.

Where ? Room 203


Activities!!!!!
Annual fundraiser to raise money for the PFLAG scholarship fund. Ben Franklin students have been recipients of these scholarships. Day of Silence to increase awareness of the problems of those who must keep silent in the face of bigotry and harassment of any kind.
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