this school refuses to allow a queer safe space (creating a GSA)

during Pride month, it’s sometimes easy to forget that in places (even in this country) people still try to prevent LGBTQ+ safe spaces. I was shocked to hear about a story in Cheney, Kansas – where Aaron, a high school student has been trying to make a GSA (gender sexuality alliance) for three years, only to be constantly refused by the administration. I traveled to Kansas to meet Aaron and his family, in hopes of helping them finally start their GSA by rallying the community and speaking to the school’s principal. Watch to learn more about this story of small town queer resilience, and our conversation with those who try to stop it.

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