Attend a screening of an LGBTQAI2+ themed film at a local theatre, or if you have a big enough group, consider arranging a special showing. You can also stream movies online and get together at a club member’s house to watch them and hang out. Some movies have talking points you can find online to use after the movie to spark discussion.
Host a BBQ or Picnic
Involve other GSAs in your area for a potluck picnic or BBQ. You can have the event in a public park or in someone’s backyard. Consider having one once a quarter or semester, or at the end of the school year.
Plan a Pride Dance or go to an LGBTQAI2+ Prom in Your Area
Dances can be a great way to bring GSA members together in a safe and fun environment to reach out to the school community. Pride Proms in particular are the highlight of the year’s social activities for many GSAs. Large dances require a lot of planning, so it’s a good idea to have several GSAs sponsor and coordinate the event. If you don’t want to plan your own, look into a LGBTQAI2+ dance in your area.
Plan Outdoor Activities
Meet at a park to play frisbee, soccer, or whatever you want. These can be combined with a BBQ and are a great way to network and socialize. You can also plan a hiking or camping trip, but do consider whether these activities will be accessible for all who want to be involved.
Meet Up With Other GSAs On Campus or at a Local Queer-Friendly Cafe
It’s nice to just hang out in a safe space and chat. Building coalitions with GSAs at other schools or getting together with different clubs can be a great way to share stories, plan events, learn from each other, and make friends!
Asking people for money may not be everyone’s idea of a good time, but if you get creative and host a letter writing campaign, yard sale, or menstrual product drive, you can raise money for your club and help your community at the same time!
Arts & Crafts
Get together after school or during lunch and make your own pride gear such as a banner to use in marches or art to display in the library and display cases. Or just to take home for yourself!
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