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QSA

Gender and Sexuality Alliance

Moto:
“The only difference that matters is the one we are making”
 

Advisor:
Heidi Story H-118
Julie Brusa ASB Office H-126
 
Meeting times:
TBD
 
GSA Google Classroom:
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Mission Statement

The Pajaro Valley High School Gender and Sexuality Alliance fights for equality for all students and works to make our school environment safe from bullying especially anti-LBGTQ bullying.
 
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Harvey Milk was one of the first openly gay elected officials in the US, inspired the rainbow pride flag, and was assassinated along with the mayor of San Francisco in 1978. Harvey Milk Day, May 22, was designated as a day of special significance in California public schools by the governor in 2009, to recognize his contributions as a civil rights hero. 

The PVUSD Board of Trustees voted unanimously on 2/24/21 to approve flying the pride flag at all school sites and buildings for Harvey Milk Day, the month of June (LGBTQ Pride month) and the month of October (LGBTQ History month). 

PVUSD will be celebrating Harvey Milk Day on Monday May 23, 2022. All PVUSD school sites and buildings will fly the rainbow Pride flag in honor of Harvey Milk Day, and we will have our second annual flag raising event at the PVUSD District Office on Monday 5/23 at 10:30am. Click here to watch the livestream of our flag raising event!

The pride flag that was chosen for all PVUSD school sites is the Progress pride flag, designed by Daniel Quasar in 2018, which makes the original six stripe rainbow pride flag more inclusive by adding a 5 stripe chevron on one side with white, pink, and blue stripes to represent the transgender community and brown and black stripes to represent queer communities of color.

For more information about Harvey Milk Day, see the PVUSD Harvey Milk Day information sheet, the Santa Cruz County Office of Education's Raising the Rainbow Flag slide presentation and their Harvey Milk Educator Resources.