2O9A0924On Monday, January 29, the DOE held its first-ever Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Summit at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan.

The summit welcomed hundreds of students and faculty advisors from GSA clubs across the City for a fun and eventful day of networking, advocacy, leadership development, and dialogue between LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) community members and allies. Numerous community organizations and City agencies, such as the GMHC, Lambda Literary, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and the New York Police Department were on hand to host workshops, provide guidance, and offer support services to attendees throughout the event.

In addition to the panels, workshops, and networking opportunities, attendees also heard from three outstanding special guests: NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, former NFL player, Wade Davis, and the runner-up from season 9 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Peppermint.

To learn more about the GSA Summit, GSAs, and the DOE’s ongoing efforts to provide students, families, and staff members with safe and supportive environments, check out our media below and contact the DOE’s LGBTQ Community Liaison, Jared Fox, at jfox16@schools.nyc.gov.


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