Right, so hi everyone. Just as a bit of a caution, this will probably be quite long, since I'm not sure how to phrase this...
I've been planning on starting a GSA ever since I came out to my aunt in Vermont (she's not truly my aunt, but she's known my mum since before I was born, and since she lives with her partner in Vermont, and she's always there for me, she's always been considered an aunt).
Well, that's not really true. I've always dreamed of starting a GSA at my school, since I always knew in the back of my head that I was attracted to girls, and always would be.
But my question is.. (and I really hope y'all forgive me for sounding naiive) but why would you start a GSA? And, if you were to be the creator of it, what would you do at the meetings?
I'm asking since at my school we've got the hallways full of "that's so gay", but other than that, we're not all that homophobic as a whole. I know there's one guy who's definitely queer (and he's out and proud and lovely with friends.. the class clown but basically the whole school is on his side), and I'm pretty sure there's another guy as well.
There's me who bi and one of my best gal friends who's bi as well.
But other than that, I know of no one else.
So is that "that's so gay" enough to really .. have a point... to a GSA?
I know that GSA's can be more social, getting more comfortable being proud of who you are, or just as a safe haven for GLBT kids..
or it can be more action-y and have fundraisers and such around the town and outside the school.
I guess I'm just not sure what our mission statement would be, or what we would do at the meetings.
And now as I'm saying this, I'm getting ideas.
But does anyone have ideas? Any advice or just plain help? (which I so dearly need on this matter)