NM Genders and Sexualities Alliance Network

NM Genders and Sexualities Alliance Network

Builds positive identity development, self-efficacy, mental health and empowerment of LGBTQ+ youth, young adults and communities.

Youth Events

“Our overnight and day-long events build resiliency and leadership skills. These include youth-led trainings on idenity, social justice/oppression, healthy relationships, political and advocacy education, social networking, and peer helping skills.”

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Club Support

“We support GSA Clubs through in-person visits, providing resources and offering assistance to clubs on topics from starting a GSA, to meeting topics, and how to take your GSA to the next level.”

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Networking

“We provide opportunities for LGBTQ+ youth to connect through events, as well as through social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Snapchat.”

Awareness Campaigns

“We facilitate and promote participation in national campaigns to raise awareness and educate schools to reduce the stigma associated with being LGBTQ+ and create safer school climates.”

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Community Trainings

“We provide trainings for school staff, counselors, and community members on how to be supportive and inclusive of LGBTQ+ youth.”

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The NMGSA Network serves and empowers LGBTQ+ and allied youth, ages 13-24, to create safer, more inclusive and welcoming schools while also building stronger, more resilient young leaders and activists. NMGSA supports and sustains GSA clubs across the state while also working nationally to create change and engaging in active policy advocacy work at the state legislature and within schools.

We host numerous resiliency and leadership-building events throughout the year, and we seek out partnerships with other community groups and organizations as well as adults interested in supporting the LGBTQ+ community and/or those adults looking to start a Genders and Sexualities Alliance in school.

Begun in 2005, NMGSA is the only GSA program in the state and one of the few that’s truly statewide.

NMGSAN Staff

Chris Allers
NM GSAN Project Coordinator
chris@santafemc.org

Karen Dugas
Adventure OUT! and NM GSAN Program Manager
karen@santafemc.org

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