About Us

History:
Missouri GSA Network was founded by Morgan Keenan in Spring of 2012 after Missouri legislator proposed a “Don’t Say Gay in School Bill” in the statehouse and recognizing the need to reduce the isolation and harassment that so many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, questioning and straight allied (LGBTQA) students’ face in Missouri. The idea was to build a network of middle school and high school GSAs (Gay-Straight Alliances) or (Gender Spectra Alliances), college/university LGBTQ groups and community groups, educate students on their rights, offer direct support and leadership opportunities, and ultimately empower students to change the society in which they live and grow.

Today, Missouri GSA Network is fiscally sponsored by a nonprofit organization in St Louis, The LGBT Center of St. Louis and our governing board is unique because it is driven by partnership between young people under the age of 18 and adults where students are driving the mission, vision and programs of in our network.