Welcome to the River Ridge Gay Straight Alliance!

  •  This year, we have two club advisors:                                                                                                       

    Google Meet Link:  https://meet.google.com/zaj-riqc-sgj

    ***If you are interested in participating, please send to either Mr. Gugerty or Shawn Harris your name and the email at which you would like to receive GSA communications.

     

    Club Description - RRHS Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA)

    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 the 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 an 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.

    Because of COVID-19, we will start this year by creating an online meeting space so we can hang out, connect, play games and share ideas for awareness activities once we return to campus.

     

Resources

  • General GBLTQQ 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)

    Emergencies/Hotlines/Helplines

    • Safe Schools Coalition (anti-bullying, anti-harassment and support for GLBT youth)
    • Crisis Clinic (serves Thurston and Mason Counties)
    • Foster Care Helpline (for LGBT youth specifically)
      • 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)