Gay-Straight Alliance

Bedlingtonshire Community High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance is doing big things for LGBT youth in the local community. The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student-run club which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation, and work to end homophobia and transphobia.

This year, the students of BCHS’s GSA wanted to go a step further in order to help the LGBT community. They decided to fund raise for The Albert Kennedy Trust based in Newcastle. This charity works to help homeless LGBT youth in the Newcastle area.

The first fundraising activity the GSA organised was a raffle for a pair of wireless Beats by Dre headphones. The headphones were bought through funding secured from the charity, The Key. In order to be granted this funding, three Sixth Formers created a presentation and presented their ideas about fundraising for the Albert Kennedy Trust in front of a Key panelist. The group was awarded £250 from the Key Social Action Fund for their hard work and creative ideas.

The GSA was able to raise a staggering £151.06 through the raffle. However, they are not stopping there. The group plans to continue to raise money by running a sweet stall in the near future.

Well done to the Gay-Straight Alliance!