Distanced Not Detached
For LGBTQ2s+ youth ages 13-24. Come to talk self-care, community-care and mutual aid.
Tuesdays Youth Check-Ins (4-6 pm). To receive the videoconference link, please register at http://www.tinyurl.com/nmgsanonline2020
Thursdays - Adventure OUT! Check-Ins (3-5pm)
For LGBTQ2s+ adults age 18+. Come to talk self-care, community-care and mutual aid. http://www.tinyurl.com/nmgsanonline2020
The NMGSA Network serves and empowers LGBTQ+ and allied youth, ages 13-24, to create safer, more inclusive and welcoming schools while also building stronger, more resilient young leaders and activists. NMGSA supports and sustains GSA clubs across the state while also working nationally to create change and engaging in active policy advocacy work at the state legislature and within schools.
We host numerous resiliency and leadership-building events throughout the year, and we seek out partnerships with other community groups and organizations as well as adults interested in supporting the LGBTQ+ community and/or those adults looking to start a Genders and Sexualities Alliance in school.
Begun in 2005, NMGSA is the only GSA program in the state and one of the few that’s truly statewide.
We welcome your questions and comments. Please feel free to reach out to us:
Adventure OUT! promotes adventure, health, wellness and community among gay, bisexual, queer, transgender and non-binary and MSM (men who have sex with men) individuals in New Mexico. We integrate HIV prevention with experiential education.
Since being founded in 1996, Adventure OUT! has given these individuals and their communities a way to come together in a substance-free setting, a space where they can talk about personal wellness and the wellness of their communities while building stronger connections to self, to nature and to others.
We’re also fun. And very engaging. And another big part of our work is outreach—reaching out to our communities. No organization in New Mexico is doing this type of prevention work—building community that comes from being out in nature. This brings people together in a way few other programs do, and helps folks learn about the different resources and access different organizations in different ways and talk about all these things.
NM Genders and Sexualities Alliance Network
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 provide opportunities for LGBTQ+ youth to connect through events, as well as through social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Snapchat.
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.
We provide training for school staff, counselors, and community members on how to be supportive and inclusive of LGBTQ+ youth.
We facilitate and promote participation in national campaigns to raise awareness and educate schools to reduce the stigma associated with being LGBTQ+ and create safer school climates.