Gay Straight Alliance: Is this message strong enough to make an impact?

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    Aug 04, 2008 12:18 PM GMT
    Below is a message that I'll be sending to students at my college through facebook to promote the soon coming Gay Straight Alliance at my college. Do you think it's strong enough?. I wanted to write something short and rather compelling this time around.

    My Message to the facebook studentsShow your support for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered) Community of LaGuardia by becoming a fan of our page!

    GSA's (Gay Straight Alliances) and SAGA's (Straight and Gay Alliances) are often silenced, not by the lack of action within the group, but by the people that don't acknowledge the impact of such an organization.

    GSA's give a voice to those who are discriminated, ignored, uncomfortable, closeted and lonely. It creates a safe space where people can come together under one umbrella. The GSA creates a common ground where personal expression flows, opinions matter and most of all - you can be yourself.

    So... become a fan and add our facebook page to your profile!

    'Cause we all know LaGuardia needs some rainbows and sunshine icon_biggrin.gif

    Your Club President
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    Aug 04, 2008 4:03 PM GMT
    GSA's (Gay Straight Alliances) and SAGA's (Straight and Gay Alliances) are often silenced, not by the lack of action within the group, but by the people that don't acknowledge the impact of such an organization.

    Just on the last line. They are silenced by people who DO acknowledge the impact of GSA's and are afraid that by preaching tolerance, GSA's will encourage what is in their eyes an 'immorality'... and of course the good ole fear that their children will be 'converted'.

    I know a few straight GLBT-supporters online as friends and a lot of GLBT-friendly folk (virtually all, meh), so I know that most people won't join GSA's mostly because they aren't really the politically active types and not because they hate gays.