Pride at School
Equity Clubs and Gay-Straight Alliances are springing up all over York Region, grass-roots student initiatives with a common goal: the promotion of acceptance, understanding and inclusiveness. Sarah, one of the organizers of the GSA at Markham District High School, says it's all about friendship and sharing. "We do not ask people's sexual orientation and do not make assumptions because then, when they are ready, they can tell us themselves if they wish."
The Thornhill Secondary School GSA exists to "to create a safe place within the school for all students, regardless of sexual orientation." This active group held a 'Day of Silence' fundraiser recently and donated the money raised to local advocacy groups. Thanks, Thornhill!
The photo at right was shared by the Equity Club at Sir William Mulock Secondary School, part of their recent anti-homophobia display.