Rock Point School's Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) provides a space for students to discuss identity, belonging, community, activism, and more. Every week, we gather and hold a student-facilitated meeting that focuses on any relevant topics students want to discuss and address. We make crafts, eat snacks, and generally support each other in finding our ways with regard to gender, sexuality, and more.
On Wednesday, November 17, we were thrilled to participate in Outright Vermont's statewide virtual Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) conference. Our GSA students gathered for the Zoom event with a fantastic turnout of 650 other youth from around Vermont. We took part in discussions, games, and breakout rooms to connect with other regional GSAs.
A central theme of Outright's conference was self-care and community-care, emphasizing that our care for ourselves feeds our care for communities we belong to and vice versa. As a school that emphasizes both self-care and community, this emphasis resonated deeply with us. It was wonderful to be able to offer this event to students, particularly during Transgender Awareness week! We are grateful to Outright Vermont and all their work to ensure this programming happens for LGBTQ+ youth.