Welcome to the River Ridge Gay Straight Alliance!

  • Our club advisors:

    If you are interested in participating, please send Shawn Harris your name and the email address where you would like to receive GSA communications. 

    Club Description

    • The River Ridge Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA)  is a school-sponsored club for students who identify as LGBTQIA+ or as an ally. 
    • LGBTQIA+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer, Intersex, Asexual students and their Allies. The “+” is to make sure we are being inclusive; if you don’t have a label or if the labels above don’t work, you (of course) are still welcome!
    • The primary purpose of GSA is to provide a safe, supportive gathering and social space for LGBTQIA+ students. 
    • In past years, the club has also done awareness activities on campus, such as Awareness Week (rainbow face-painting, handing out skittles with positive LGBTQIA+ messages, putting posters and signs on campus) and we have participated in our school’s Cultural Awareness Assembly.


  • General Resources, Thurston County

    Queer/Trans-Friendly Health Professionals

    • Complete Women’s Health Care
      • Julie Dybbro
      • 200 Lilly Rd Ne Suite B. Olympia, Washington. 98506
      • Office: 360-754-9409
    • Connections ~ Mind and Body (counseling)
    • Sigafoos Counseling Services
    • TransYouth-TransFamilies (psychotherapy for gender-variant youth and their families)

    Other Counties

    • Lambert House (activities and support for GLBT youth in Seattle)
    • Oasis (drop-in center for GLBTQ youth ages 14-24 in Pierce County)
    • Rainbow Youth of Mason County (support, info, etc., for GLBT youth)
      • Phone: 360-426-6925
    • Stonewall Youth-Lewis County
      • Phone: 360-748-1368
    • Triple Point (support for GLBT youth in Vancouver, WA)
    • Odyssey Youth Center (support for GLBT youth in Spokane, WA)


    • Crisis Clinic (serves Thurston and Mason Counties)
    • Foster Care Helpline (specifically for LGBT youth)
      • Phone: 866-LGBTeen
    • STD Hotline
      • Phone: 800-227-8922
    • Gay and Lesbian Victim’s Assistance 24-Hour Hotline
      • Phone: 800-259-1536
    • Trevor Helpline (24-hour suicide hotline for LGBT youth)