What is Gender & Sexuality Alliance or GSA?
Gender & Sexuality Alliances or GSAs is a club, typically in a high school or middle school, which provides a place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and work to end harassment or discrimination for LGBTQ students. The clubs are also a great place for all kids to get support, including allies and children of LGBTQ parents.
For more information about GSAs and Chancellor's Regulations, please visit
Stuyvesant Spectrum Club
Stuy Spectrum: Our club exists to create a safe, welcoming, and accepting school environment for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Gender Non-conforming, Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expressions. Involvement in Spectrum is open to anyone and to everyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ and/or LGBTQ+ Allies (Straight Alliances). All we ask is that you are respectful, open-minded, non-judgmental and supportive in our mission endeavors. We are a proud student-led support group that specializes in all aspects of diversities and human rights. As members, everyone is encouraged to contribute their ideas, views, personal experiences and share their inner voice and self-expressions. We address all forms of bullying and discrimination through advocacy and education. Spectrum is a strong supporter of the Stuy UNITY initiatives that serves to promote information awareness, diversity initiatives, acceptance and respect for all. As part of Stuy UNITY, we believe education and our collective voices and community activism can empower and better all communities of all multicultural, cultural and diverse backgrounds. Motto: "Rights Are Won Only By Those Who Make Their Voices Heard!" - Harvey Milk, Activist. Stuy Spectrum meets every Thursday, 3:40pm - 5:00pm in Room 738.
LGBTQ+ Advocacy, Health, Resources, Support & Other Subject Matters
Advocates for Youths
NYC DOE Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Support
LGBTQ Teen Health & Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800 273 8255
Transgender Students Educational Resources
The Trevor Project: If you're thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate help.
Please call 866 488 7386.
NYC DOE Respect for All Campaign
February 10 - 14, 2020 is Respect For All Week (RFA) in all NYC public schools. During this week, schools have the opportunity to highlight and build upon ongoing diversity programs and curriculum-based instruction. Schools also have the opportunity to embark upon new initiatives that promote respect for diversity and engage students in meaningful lessons and/or other activities that focus on preventing bias-based harassment, intimidation and/or bullying.
Our school community and The NYC Department of Education are both committed to maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment that is free from harassment, intimidation and/or bullying and from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, citizen-ship/immigration status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or weight.
We welcome you to join us in many of our RFA-related initiatives such as ALLY Week, National Anti-bullying Month, Autism Awareness, World Language Culture Fest, Diversity Open House, Equality Coalition, Cultural Heritage Observances, Gender & Sexuality Alliances Summit, Stuy UNITY Youth Forum and many more.