Free shipping over $99 | Interest Free *no credit check* financing is available!

Maryland Gay-Straight Alliance Meets with HRC Foundation’s HBCU Project

by HRC staff April 07, 2016

Post submitted by HBCU Project Manager Leslie Hall

HRC Foundation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) Project hosted members of the Safe Space – Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) from Fairmont Heights High School in Maryland. Fifteen high school students participated in a workshop on HBCUs, advocacy, LGBTQ sexual health and college readiness. Students shared their thoughts and ideas on gender identity and expression and current events.

Gay-straight alliances in schools play a central role in facilitating safe and welcoming environments for LGBTQ students. They also provide opportunities to educate straight allies on the dangers of homophobia and transphobia, and the serious implications harassment and discrimination present to LGBTQ Americans – particularly youth.

Marvell Terry, HIV Project Manager, presented on positive sexual health and HIV prevention and HRC Foundation Assistant Sam Anderson gave a presentation on Trans* 101.

HRC hopes that the students left with a call to action to get involved in their community and to continue to tell their stories. We have great expectations for these students and hope that they will continue to make noise, make change and make a difference at their respective campuses.

To get the tools you need to fight for LGBTQ equality on campus and beyond, click here.

HRC staff
HRC staff


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Think

The Abba Virtual Reality Experience Nobody Asked For Is Coming Soon

by matt baume October 26, 2016

Ahh, at last, an opportunity to experience Abba the way you’ve always wanted: surrounded by them like a trapped animal. For reasons that no sane person will ever be able to comprehend, the guy who created American Idol is working on a virtual-reality “experience” that recycles old Abba material. Apparently members of the band are [...]

Continue Reading →

PHOTOS: Dave Franco Is Inspiringly Adverse To Shirts In New Thriller “Nerve”

by Derek de Koff October 26, 2016

We’re not sure what we were doing when Nerve was released this July, but we’re fairly certain we weren’t sitting in the theatre and enjoying the teen thriller between handfuls of popping corn. Related: Dave Franco Gives Zac Efron A Mimed Blowjob, Performs First Sex Scene Perhaps that was an error on our part. Attitude has assembled a crack team [...]

Continue Reading →

Deodorant Ad Perfectly Nails What’s Wrong With The Trans Bathroom Debate

by Dan Tracer October 26, 2016

Leave it to a deodorant company to get what so many elected officials in this country can’t quite wrap their heads around — that there is no “one way” to express gender. And while right wing politicians and talking heads spend no shortage of time obsessing over how they, and most importantly their pure and [...]

Continue Reading →