This Convo on Gay-Straight Alliances Really Shows Why Queer Youth Need Community

Have you ever been part of a Gay-Straight Alliance?

GSAs are youth-run programs where students can feel free to discuss issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Some people don’t realize why such programs are so important – and some even want to have GSAs banned.

But here’s a conversation that makes it so clear why these communities matter for young LGBTQIA+ people.

Degrassi’s continuing their teen discussion series Connecting the Dots with its new iteration, Degrassi Group Chat, and in this episode, they’re visiting a Gay-Straight Alliance club that’s making history in its location.

Adamo Ruggiero chats with young people who share what community means to them, what they’d say to people who want to ban GSAs, and more. Their discussion is at times hilarious, at times heart-wrenching, and in the end, very encouraging.

What does queer community mean to you? Join Degrassi’s group chat on GSAs to share!

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Degrassi Group Chat is a new digital series created by the folks at Degrassi. In this raw and candid series, Degrassi extends the conversation around topical teen issues featured in Degrassi: Next Class on Netflix, into the everyday lives and spaces of Generation Z. Degrassi Group Chat is produced by Krista Legault (@kristalegault) and Adamo Ruggiero (@adamoruggiero) – digital media professionals, youth advocates, and Full House super fans based in Toronto, Canada. Join in the conversation at @TheDotTV and @Degrassi.