The Gay & Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student club that provides a safe place for students to discuss issues that are important to them, to meet others with similar interests, and to get support from one another and from caring adults. The GSA is open to all students and serves an especially important role for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) students, children of LGBTQ parents, and straight student allies. Like many other student clubs, the GSA was started by students, for students. Students in GSA engage in similar activities as other clubs, which may include organizing fund-raisers and other social events, peer education and support, community service, and political activism. Belonging to GSA provides students with opportunities to associate with others who have similar interests and to extend their educational experiences beyond the classroom. The GSA promotes positive relationships, knowledge, and acceptance for the students and people in their community.