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Pride for GSA

Pride for GSA
Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club reflects on 2018.
December 17, 2018

As the first semester comes to an end, the Gender and Sexuality Alliance club concludes the year with satisfaction. From organizing their annual Coming Out Day to partnering with teachers for Q&A panels...

Speaking out of the closet

Speaking out of the closet
May 31, 2017

i, my name is Nate. I’m a junior, 17 years old, I go by he/him pronouns, and uh — I’m gay.” That last part was so hard for me to get comfortable with, probably because I hadn’t said it out...

Photo gallery: GSA remembers transgender individuals in academic court

Photo gallery: GSA remembers transgender individuals in academic court
December 10, 2016

tudents sit in a circle around junior Ollie Venzon, who stood reading the names of the transgender individuals who lost their lives this year. The blue, pink and white transgender flag hung behind...

Immune Together: how AIDS impacted affected communities

Immune Together: how AIDS impacted affected communities
December 9, 2016

n 1981, AIDS was discovered in America as a rare lung infection in five gay men. In 1982, Santa Clara County HIV planning council co-chair and gay man Bob Reed moved to San Jose. In 1984, the first...

Members of GSA share their coming out stories

Members of GSA share their coming out stories
October 31, 2016

wooden frame is placed at the center of the academic rally, but it doesn’t hold an ordinary purpose. Rather, it’s  a representation of the LBGTQIA+ community’s  rite of passage: coming out of...

A new year brings new change to MV GSA

A new year brings new change to MV GSA
August 21, 2015

  reviously known as Gay-Straight Alliance, MV GSA changed its name over the summer to Gender-Sexuality Alliance to better represent the club’s diversity. The decision was determined through...

Students show silent support for LGBTQ youth

 Participants of the Day of Silence gather in the academic court on April 11 to host a vigil acknowledging silenced LGBTQ youth. The annual vigil is open to all students and allows them to show respect for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Photo by Kristin Chang
April 15, 2014

Gay-Straight Alliance hosts successful Day of Silence on April 11, allowing students to reflect on issues restricting LGBTQ youth. The clothesline is strung up with faces. Some grinning, some...

Gay-Straight Alliance hosts ‘Day of Silence’

Participants wear a pink card illustrating their reasons for silence and support for the LGBT community in lieu of speaking. Photo by Howard Lee.
April 29, 2012

On April 27, the Gay-Straight Alliance hosted a “Day of Silence” to raise awareness for the bullying faced by the LGBT community. The national event, which is held every year in April, is sponsored...

Not yet a safe space

Not yet a safe space
May 16, 2011

Despite stirrings of a LGBT-friendly movement, students need to step up to affect change In the past couple months, our school has taken small steps to address the lack of regard for our LGBT community....

Out in the open: Lifelong ally

Out in the open: Lifelong ally
February 2, 2011

Teacher Christy Utter speaks to El Estoque about her experience with homophobia in a high school setting This project relates to content in the Feb. 2 El Estoque Print issue. "Though...

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