WHO ARE WE?
The NM Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network is a youth-driven program that increases resiliency, self-efficacy, positive self-identity, and effective self-regulation skills among LGBTQIA2S+ youth ages 13-24 and adults.
Through our programming, NMGSAN also works to prevent suicidal thoughts and behaviors, problematic substance use, bullying, and school pushout. NMGSAN works directly with youth and adults via peer training, peer support, and leadership development; and with schools, youth-serving organizations and communities to provide education and training to adults. Our Youth Council oversees our work and provides guidance on new programming and initiatives. All of our work is done through an intersectional lens.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Our overnight and day-long events build resiliency and leadership skills. These include youth-led training on identity, social justice/oppression, healthy relationships, political and advocacy education, social networking, and peer helping skills.
We hold two, bi-monthly virtual support groups for youth and for adults. These groups provide participants with community and peer support, navigation to services and education on LGBTQ+ history and culture.
GSA CLUB SUPPORT
We support GSA Clubs through in-person visits, providing resources and offering assistance to clubs on topics from starting a GSA, to meeting topics, and how to take your GSA to the next level.
COMMUNITY AND FAMILY TRAINING
We provide training for school staff, counselors, and community members on how to be supportive and inclusive of LGBTQ+ youth.
THERAPY AND CASE NAVIGATION SERVICES
We provide outpatient therapy and case navigation to LGBTQ+ individuals of all ages.
REACH OUT TO US
GENDER AND SEXUALITY ALLIANCE (GSA) RESOURCES
GSA Resource Folder
CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Our NMGSAN is accredited by the Association of Experiential Education's