Having been out at school for 4 years, I've gradually become more aware of how many closetted and isolated individuals there are within the student body. Each year seems to follow a pattern of 1 person coming out and getting shit for it, causing everyone else to shrink back into their shells and not contemplate it. In this time, I've had quite a few people come out personally to me on the understanding that I won't tell anyone. However, I have limitted experiences and can only support them so much, and there are obviously more people who don't have an openly gay friend to confide in.
As such, I think it's time to put something semi-formal in place to let us support each other, share experiences, etc. Trouble is, being in the UK, there's little knowledge of the idea of GSAs and it might seem over politicised, etc. Also, there's very little in the way of existing UK GSAs on which to model it, all of the related literature covers US laws, school traditions, etc, and seems to be thin on the details of what is actually done.
So yeah...I guess I'm asking anyone who's been involved in the setting up and running of a GSA (especially interested if it's UK based) to share their experience and give an idea of the ups and downs of keeping it going and perhaps give advice on various aspects.
Thanks in advance for any responses :-)