Why Do I Do This?

An overview of the legal and ethical reasons for engaging in equity and inclusive education work. Offers resources to support and emphasize the significance of equity work in schools, as well as tools useful in illustrating the positive benefits of embedding LGBTQ topics into all grades and subjects.

Hello, Educators

MyGSA.ca is your resource for classroom materials related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) equity and inclusive education. We’re here to help you in finding lesson plans and activities, supporting a GSA or safer space group. If you’re interested in working towards making school communities safer and more inclusive for everyone, including LGBTQ students, or if you are simply looking to learn more about LGBTQ inclusion in the classroom, this is the space to do it.

GSAs & Resources

Use this page to find listings for GSAs, community groups, and service organizations from across the country. Search for specific resources by entering their name in the taskbar. To find out what is listed for a given region, simply enter its name or the postal code to view the resources listed in the surrounding area. Use the resource categories as filters to help you find what you’re looking for.

Hello, Parents

MyGSA.ca is here to help you make safer schools for your LGBTQ family! Whether you, your partner, your child, or a friend identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning (LGBTQ), or somewhere else on the spectrum, you’ll find relevant tools and information here. Browse through tips and tricks for engaging with schools, LGBTQ friendly media, local programs and organizations, discussion boards, and more.

Welcome!

MyGSA.ca is Canada’s website for safer and inclusive schools for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community. Whether you’re LGBTQ or not you’ll find something interesting and helpful on the site. Join the discussion, get the resources you need, and spread the word!

Learn About MyGSA

Georgina Beyer

As the first openly transgender person in the world to hold a national office, Georgina Beyer was elected a member of Parliament in New Zealand. Beyer's transformation from stripper and prostitute to politician is a testament to her remarkable fortitude. Beyer, born biologically male, spent her early childhood on her grandparents' farm in rural New Zealand before moving to Wellington with her mother and stepfather.

Tammy Baldwin

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin is the first out lesbian elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. As of 2009, she is one of three openly gay members and the first openly gay non-incumbent elected to Congress.Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Baldwin was raised by her mother and maternal grandparents. She graduated from high school at the top of her class and attended Smith College, where she majored in government and mathematics.In 1986, Baldwin was elected to the Duane County Board of Supervisors, her first public office.

Trey Anthony

Award winning playwright, executive pro- ducer, actor, creator, and stand-up comedian trey anthony, is known for the ground-breaking television and theatrical production 'da Kink in my Hair. Critics have referred to anthony as The Oprah of the Canadian theatre scene! Trey was also the executive producer, co-creator and writer of the hit television show 'da Kink in my Hair for Global Television. In the series she was the outspoken, wise-cracking, Joy, who has become an audience favourite!

John Amaechi

John Amaechi is the first NBA player to speak publicly about being gay. In 2007, three years after retiring from pro basketball, he became one of only six male professional athletes in the four major U.S. sports to come out.Esera Tuaolo, an NFL player who came out in 2002, said of Amaechi, "What John did is amazing. He does not know how many lives he's saved by speaking the truth." Amaechi, the son of a Nigerian father and a white British mother, grew up in England. When he started playing basketball at 16, his right hand was nearly severed in an accident.

Gareth Thomas

Gareth Thomas is a Welsh rugby union player who currently plays at fullback, wing or centre for the Cardiff Blues and most recently played as a fullback for Wales. On 26 May 2007, he surpassed Gareth Llewellyn as the most-capped Wales player with his 93rd appearance. A prolific try scorer at international level, Thomas is listed ninth in the world on the all-time Test try scoring list. During the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Thomas created sporting history when he become the first Welshman to win 100 international caps in rugby union.

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