Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

OAC has a Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) established in 2019. A GSA is where heterosexual, cisgender and LGBTIQ+ youth and staff come together to create a supportive, safe environment at OAC. Students talk about the kinds of projects they would like to work on, what the GSA hopes to accomplish and the fun stuff they want to do as a group. The group is confidential and members are held to co-created group norms to ensure a safe, respectful and supportive space. Meetings are online with some face-to-face meet-ups. Achievements for 2019 included:

  • The group decided to name themselves PRISM GSA and designed a logo
  • PRISM wanted the OAC website to be more inclusive and successfully petitioned the school principal to place rainbow and ATSI flags on the home screen
  • PRISM members created a chill out room for all students attending the 2019 school formal with board games, bean bags, sensory friendly activities and preferred pronoun/ally/rainbow lapel badges
  • Opportunities for students who identify as LGBTIQ+ to belong to a welcoming community and share their successes
  • Improved awareness of activities in the community to support students who identify as LGBTIQ+

If you are interested in joining, or want more information on PRISM GSA, please email your Student Wellbeing Leader or email Student Services.

Last updated: 24 February 2020