Students & GSAs
Now Accepting Applications for August 14-17 Leadership Training Institute
Deadline: Friday, April 24, 2009
We are currently accepting applications for our Leadership Training Institute (LTI), which is scheduled for
August 14-17, 2009. This year’s event will be held at the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center in
Applications are due Friday, April 24th.
Here is what a few LTI graduates have said about the experience:
"It changed my life, I made friends I'll never forget, and it's so great to learn and ask questions one was
afraid to ask before." - Clara
"It was amazing, the best thing I ever did. I really wasn't going to do it but I ended up changing my mind.
TRUST ME! It's worth it. The networking, the trust, and the information. You'll feel really proud and it jump
started me into the GSA stuff. I don't know what I would do without it." - Hannah
"It will change the way you look at GSA, and it's the most radical couple of days you'll have." - Anonymous
"I find myself using skills from LTI almost every day in GSA or just around my friends. Not only have I come
out of LTI with a great deal of extra knowledge dealing with the LGBTQA community, but I have also learned
better people skills." - John
If you want to discover the skills to fight slurs and work to create safe schools for LGBT youth and their
allies at your school then LTI is for you. You don’t already have to be a leader in your club or school to
apply – we want to help you develop these skills. Enrollment is capped at 35 total participants, so don’t delay.
The registration fee is $75. Selected participants are encouraged to approach their GSA, student club, or
school to help cover the cost of this program, if needed. Sliding-fee scholarships are available to students
who demonstrate financial need and are unable to work with their school or club to cover the fee.
Download the following documents to learn more:
•2009 LTI Informational Letter
•2009 LTI Application
•2009 LTI Registration
Feel free to call or write the office with questions.
Fill in the Blanks: Celebrate LGBT Day of History on December 12th (or there about)
GSAFE student planners and staff developed LGBT Day of History
in conjunction with bringing the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum’s Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945 traveling
exhibition to Wisconsin for the first time. Leading up
to the arrival of the exhibition we realized that most students
receive little to no positive information about LGBT people,
their history, and related events in K-12 schools.
We cooked up LGBT Day of History as a way for you to “fill in the blanks” and make the invisible just a little more visible.
While we’ve worked with a small group of student planners from around the state to roll out a small launch for this year’s Day
of History on December 12, 2008 we
encourage you and your student club to take the mantra “every day is a
good day for LGBT
history” to heart and begin making your own plans to uplift LGBT
people, history and events in your school in the coming weeks
If you’re interested in planning an LGBT DoH let
us know (click here to make it official -- coming soon) and also be sure
check out the various resources we’ve pulled together for you. We’ve
worked with students from around Wisconsin to identify a
variety of activities, one of which is sure to be a good fit with
your GSA and school.
After you’ve held your LGBT DoH let us know how things went by completing this form. (Coming soon).
LGBT DoH Info
LGBT DoH Flier
LGBT DoH FAQ
For GSAs and Student Clubs
30 Ways to Rock LGBT DoH
Five Resources for LGBT DoH
More DoH Ideas
For Teachers (and talking with teachers)
Where to Find Lesson Plans
LGBT History Quiz
US LGBT History Quiz Timeline Activity
Also see History [link] section of this website.
LTI Students Prepare to "Take It Back"
Leadership Training Institute (LTI) 2008 was a smashing success. From
August 23rd through the 25th, more than 30 high school students from GSAs
all over Wisconsin came together to practice their leadership skills and
get revved up for the new school year. This year's LTI theme was "Take
It Back", and we asked the students what they planned to "take back" to
their schools this fall. Here is what a few of them said:
"I'm going to help with a teacher training and start a GSA at my
"The skills and ideas I got from LTI will carry over to every aspect of
my life - everything I learned will be very useful!"
"History - I wanted to learn more about LGBT history, and now I feel I
have the tools to do so."
Thank you to all the students and volunteers who helped to make this
year's LTI an exceptional one.