The Pierce School GSA is a student-led group which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, discuss issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, and work to end harassment and discrimination of LGBT students. Three common functions of a GSA include providing support, building community and taking action to create change within the school.
Please be assured that all discussions and activities that take place during the GSA meetings will be age and school appropriate. Examples of topics that may be discussed include gender roles, issues that LGBT students face within the school and projects aimed at creating a safe, welcoming and accepting school environment for all students. The curriculum that will be used is available for you to review if you would like to.
To learn more about LGBT issues that middle school students face, what a GSA is and why it is important to have in a middle school setting, the Greater Boston Parents, Families and Friends of LGBT People (PFLAG) will hold a forum for all Pierce families on Tuesday, January 24th from 6:30 - 8:30pm in the Pierce School auditorium. Please know that families and staff from other Brookline schools will be invited to this forum as well.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Kate Sullivan, 4-8 School Counselor and GSA Advisor.