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TABLE OF CONTENTS


COMING OUT
-
Coming Out At Work
- Coming Out To Doctor's
- Coming Out To Parent's

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
- Organizations List

COUNSELLING

DISCRIMINATION

LGBT HEALTH
HIV / AIDS
  - HIV/AIDS Basics
  - HIV Fast Facts / Charts
  - HIV Testing Locations
Mental Health
  - Health Care Implications
  - LGBTQ At Higher Risk
  - Supportive Environments
Sexual Health

LGBTQ IN SCHOOLS
-
Bullying
- Gay Staight Alliances
- Preventing Violence
- Educators Information

PROGRAMS
- Social / Education

TERMS & DEFINITIONS

 

Gay Straight Alliances (GSA)

 
gay straight alliances (gsa's)

A Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student-run club, typically in a high school or middle school, which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia.

There are three typical functions of a GSA club: Support, Social, and Activist.

GSA'S PROVIDE SUPPORT
Many GSAs function as a support group and provide safety and confidentiality to students who are struggling with their identity as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning or those who are experiencing harassment at school because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. These groups often provide one of the few safe spaces for students to express themselves.

GSA'S BUILD COMMUNITY
GSAs are also social groups. They provide a sense of community and a space for LGBTQ and straight ally youth to build a social network where their identity is respected. Lots of GSAs organize barbeques or movie nights, organize field trips to a local LGBT prom or an LGBT pride parade, and attend conferences together. GSAs are a great way to build community at your school and lessen the isolation that LGBTQ students might otherwise experience.

GSA'S TAKE ACTION TO CREATE CHANGE
In addition to support, some GSAs work on educating themselves and the broader school community about sexual orientation and gender identity issues. They may bring in outside speakers to cover a particular topic such as LGBTQ history. They may organize a "Pride Week" or "LGBTQ Awareness Events" and offer a series of educational workshops, panels, and pride celebrations. Some GSAs organize a "Teach the Teachers" staff development day, which focuses on teaching school staff how to be better allies for LGBTQ students. There are many other types of educational and activist events that GSAs can do. Check out the Change Your School section to take action.

 

 

BELLE RIVER DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL
333 South Street
Belle River, Ontario
N0R 1A0
Phone: 519-728-1212
Contact: Larry Ash, Principle or GSA Coordinator
 


 

ESSEX DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL
244 Talbot Street North
Essex, Ontario
N8M 2E1
Phone: 519-776-4902
Contact: Mike Hawkins, Principle or GSA Coordinator
 


 


 

GENERAL AMHERST HIGH SCHOOL
130 Sandwich Street South
Amherstburg, OIntario
N9V 1Z8
Phone: 519-736-2149
Contact: Hazel Keefner, Principle or GSA Coodinator
 


 

HARROW DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL
45 Wellington Avenue
Harrow, Ontario
N0R 1G0
Phone: 519-738-2234
Mary Edwards, Principle or GSA Coordinator


 

HERMAN SECONDARY SCHOOL
1930 Rossini Drive
Windsor, Ontario
N8W 4P5
Phone: 519-944-4700
Contact: Josh Candy, Pronciple or GSA Coodinator
 


 

KENNEDY SECONDARY SCHOOL
245 Tecumseh Road East
Windsor, Ontario 
N8X 2R2
Phone: 519-254-6475
Contact: Angela Safranyos, Principle or GSA Coordinator
 


 


 

KINGSVILLE DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL
170 Main Street East
Windsor, Ontario, 
Phone: 519-733-2347
Contact: Dina Salinitri, Principle or GSA Coordinator
 


 

LEAMINGTON DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL
125 Talbot Street West
Leamington, Ontario
N8H 1N2
Phone: 519-326-6191
Contact: Kyle Berard, Principle or GSA Coodinator
 


 

MASSEY SECONDARY SCHOOL
1800 Liberty Avenue
Windsor, Ontario
N9E 1J2
Phone: 519-969-2530
Contact: Joan Rankin, Principle or GSA Coordinator


 

RIVERSIDE SECONDARY SCHOOL
8465 Jerome Street
Windsor, Ontario
N8S 1W6
Phone: 519-948-4116
Contact: Tony Omar, Principle or GSA Coordintor


 

ST. CLAIR COLLEGE
2000 North Talbot Road
Windsor, Ontario
N9A 6S4
Phone: 519-972-2716
Website: www.stclair-src.org


 

SANDWICH SECONDARY SCHOOL
7050 Malden Road
LaSalle, Ontario
N9J 2T5
Phone: 519-734-1237
Contact: Emmanuele Novelletto, Principle or GSA Coordinator


 

TECUMSEH VISTA ACADEMY
11555 Shields Drive
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 0C1
Phone: 519-739-2189
Contact: Bill Toews, Principle or GSA Coordinator


 

WALKERVILLE COLLEGIATE
2100 Richmond Street
Windsor, Ontario
N8Y 1L4
Phone: 519-252-6514
Contact: Dave Garlick, Pronciple or GSA Coordinator


 

WESTERN SECONDARY SCHOOL
5791 North Townline 
Amherstburg, Ontario
N9V 2Y9
Phone: 726-3138
Contact: Melissa DeBruyne, Principle or GSA Coordinator


 

 

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