I've been working with some fellow students to get a GSA started at our school. The counselor is willing to sponsor us, but my older brother warned me that that may not be enough. He says we need teachers to support us and our cause. So, I appointed myself to talk to all the teachers when school starts. This is the speech I prepared for them. Please tell me if you think it will be effective.
Thank you for taking your time to listen to me. I'm here to represent the students aspiring to create a Gay-Straight-Alliance (GSA). It's basically a social and support group for gay or questioning youth and a way to get those teens and their straight supporters together. We are a diverse group of students, but we all have the same goal: to make a difference. We want to make this school a safe and hopefully comforting pace rather than the place of dread and fear it is. Many in this school are against homosexuality and are unaware of the emotional harm they inflict on those who are gay or questioning. And those who do it intentionally need to stop for their victim's emotional sake. The true reality is that the number of queers is on the rise. Not that influence has caused people to be queer, but that despite the possible danger, being true to onseff is more important that living to other's standards. If you'd like to co-sponsor us, that's wonderful, but that's not what I'm here for. The students of the GSA are asking you to merely support us. We want to have the assurance that you're not against our cause. You don't have to necessarily agree with homosexuality; simply, be tolerant and kind enough to allow our formation of our GSA. We need all the support we can get because there will be those who will want to stop us. We're not trying to encourage homosexuality in the school, but rather the TOLERANCE of it. It'd be beyond words to explain our gratitude if you choose to support our GSA. If not, it'd be also great to know you have no problem against it. I understand this is a very delicate issue, and we respect you decision. Thank you.
And then if they choose to support us, they can sign a petition or some other kind of document. Then there could be another paper for them to sign if they have no problem with our formation of the GSA.
So, what do you think? My speech and ideas okay?