On Monday January 29th, 2018, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) hosted its first ever GSA Summit. The Gender and Sexuality Alliance Summit was organized by the NYC DOE LGBTQ liaison, Jared Fox, and was a day long conference that featured panels, performances, and a tabling portion. SALGA NYC, along with our sibling groups, such as Tarab NYC, NQAPIA, Caribbean Equality Project, GAPIMNY, Qwave, and others tabled at this event. You can read about the summit in general by clicking here.
Two months later, on March 29th, 2018, school social workers from Stuyvesant invited SALGA and other Asian Americans to speak to their Spectrum Club. There were nearly 20 youth from all backgrounds who came to listen to what it means to be LGBTQ+ in the Asian American community. GAPIMNY, Qwave, and SALGA members discussed challenges they faced, successes they’ve achieved, and resources for young, queer youth.