A Gay-Straight Alliance is a community group with people who are heterosexual and LGBTQ+ people. Members work together to fight homophobia and transphobia and create a safer, more supportive environment in their communities.
The first Gay-Straight Alliances were started in schools in the 1980s. Today Gay-Straight Alliances are common in middle and high schools throughout America and the world. There are also gay-straight alliances with adult members in cities and suburbs.
Gay-Straight Alliance is often shortened to the acronym GSA.