The Return of GSA

Photo Courtesy of Anete Lusina

A person is seen holding a pride flag.

GSA is a club that stands for Gay Straight Alliance or Gender Sexuality Association. This club brings people together despite their differences. The sponsors of this club are Librarian Nikki Stroud, theatre teacher Bailey Brewer, and culinary teacher Shelby Morgan.
After a year off, the club got a fresh start with new sponsors and is hoping to have a great first year back.
“GSA was a thing a couple of years ago and this is the first time it is back, with new sponsorships, and we are headed in a very good direction with it,” Stroud said.
Although the year just started, GSA is offering many activities for its students.
“We will play games and we make crafts for the kids while creating a safe community for them to come to,” sponsor Bailey Brewer said.
The club also offers many positive skills for the students.
“The purpose of the club is to make people feel comfortable around others and to build relationships with each other,” Stroud said.
Community is a big word in the GSA club. The students all form a place where they can all come together and just be themselves.
”We have people in band, theatre, choir and just some many different people in the club, and in GSA we all come together and we are one big community,” senior Rya Walker said.
With a fresh start to the GSA club, members are hoping that it will have a positive impact on Azle.
“To me GSA means that Azle is on the path to being more accepting and a welcoming place,” junior Sabine Wicker said.
If you are interested in joining GSA, the club meets Wednesdays after school in C7.