GSA’ stands for ‘Gay Straight Alliance’. GSAs are student-run groups for queer, trans and allied students, and have many functions. GSAs are safer spaces for students to hang out and establish a sense of community and belonging within their school. GSAs create a safe space within the school for students to learn about homophobia, transphobia, and other oppressions as well as gender identity and sexual orientation issues. In learning about such oppressions, GSAs provide leadership opportunities for their members to help implement positive change within their communities.