Massachusetts GSA Leadership Council


The Massachusetts Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Leadership Council is part of the Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students, a joint initiative between the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) and the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth.

The GSA Leadership Council creates and informs policy, promotes inclusive learning environments for all students, supports the development of leadership skills, and fosters statewide collaboration among LGBTQ students and allies. Members of the GSA Leadership Council develop and implement projects designed to make change in local schools, districts and regions. The GSA Leadership Council consists of a state council and five region-based councils. Council members develop and implement projects designed to make changes in local schools, districts and regions. To learn more about the GSA Leadership Council, visit this page on the DESE website.


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GSA Leadership Council Info Session

Interested in joining the GSA Leadership Council? Want to learn about being a Council member? Watch this information session featuring current Council members from each region to hear about their personal experiences on the Council.

Massachusetts GSA Leadership Summit

The Summit is a multi-day conference for high school students who are selected for seats on the coming school year’s State GSA Leadership Council. To learn about Summit 2021, visit this page.


Applications for the 2021-2022 GSA Leadership Council and Summit are now open!

*The application deadline has been extended to May 14, 2021

Apply now!