Welcome to the SC GSA Network
SC Equality is committed to ensuring a future where every student who walks the halls of our schools and who sits at the desks in our classrooms is safe and protected.
In 2011, we created the SC GSA Network (South Carolina Gay-Straight Alliance Network). The SC GSA Network is the only National GSA Network member in the Palmetto State. We provide the education, support and crisis management needs of all South Carolina’s High School GSAs.
At SC Equality, our safe schools initiatives have taken many forms, from legislative to educational.
LGBTQ student fell unsafe at school
LGBTQ students avoid school functions because they feel unsafe
LGBTQ students who felt they received school-based discipline because of their sexual orientation
Youth and Safe Schools
Schools are often hostile environments for LGBT youth. Nearly 9 in 10 LGBT students report experiencing harassment within the last school year, and 3 in 10 report missing a class – or even a whole day of school – because they felt unsafe. It’s critical that we work to build environments of acceptance to ensure all students can be out, safe, and respected in school.