Eleven students in the High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance attended the
23rd annual LGBT Conference at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook
University recently. Accompanied by physical education teacher Ms.
Brittany Davis and English teacher Mr. Edward Storck, the students
learned that the LGBT Network of Long Island – which provides resources
for members of the LGBT community and educates students and staff on
current issues – is the fifth largest in the nation, and the first
largest in a suburban area.
The students took part in the day’s agenda, which consisted of three
sessions, each with seven different workshops to choose from. They
attended workshops including Charge-Up Your GSA Club!, Upstander
Training: Don't Stand By, Stand Up!, Queer History, and Building LGBT
More than 500 students and 600 participants were in attendance at the conference, touted as the largest to date.
“The conference was such an inspiring and informative experience for our
GSA,” said senior Sarah Acerra. “We got to learn new things while also
contributing our own thoughts and opinions, and I definitely think that
it is something that will help our club in the long run.”