Group Promotes Acceptance for All

Northmont’s Gay Straight Alliance


Freshman Caleb Malone is a new member of GSA this year.

Andrea Rediess, Staff Writer

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is an afterschool club that addresses local, national, and world-wide issues affecting the LGBT community. It is open to all students, whether they are straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

GSA is advised by Ms. Briana Butler and senior Jayci Lawson serves as the unofficial president.

The club meets twice a month, on the first and third Thursdays in Butler’s room, 4103.

“The main goal is for students to know that there are others out there, and for them to be accepted and not judged,” said Butler.

GSA is mainly student-driven.

“If you’re open minded, I would recommend it. If you’re not open-minded, you might come in with your opinion thinking what you know is right and wrong and criticize other people and their opinions,” said freshman Kimberly Albright.

GSA has adopted a homeless transgender teen for the holidays, and is also planning to participate in the National Day Of Silence on April 21, 2017.