For awhile now, I have been wanting to start a SGA at our school, but I have reservations concerning its effectiveness.
Even though I live in a relatively 21st century city for the South, the majority of students at my HS are openly hostile and bitter towards homosexuality. From people who think all gays wear skirts (well, guy gays to these students, since girls are “hot gays” or something) to the ones who think its the gays own fault for being gay, I think some sort of awareness is needed. When also considering the kids who might be gay but who are also absolutely terrified of being outted, I want to somehow do something to get people to be more tolerant of each other.
Anyway, in your exerience do they actually do anything? I just feel like a SGA would become a giant horrible black hole - some teachers have expressed feelings of wanting to leave if one ever existed - but it feels so appropriate.
(BTW, I’m straight FWIW.)