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Pride In Our Community

King School’s Gender and Sexuality Awareness Club (GSA) hosted a Day of Action on Friday, April 14, to promote acceptance and a greater understanding of issues relevant to trans youth. During FLEX, the upper school community gathered in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) courtyard for a colorful celebration of diversity featuring music, sidewalk chalk drawing, stickers, bracelets, temporary tattoos, and pronoun buttons.

The GSA provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ members and allies to meet, discuss, and enjoy their community. Throughout the year, the club organizes events and fundraisers, supporting and advocating for organizations and causes relevant to its members. 

“Day of Action is an opportunity for us to come together and show solidarity with those who need it most,” said club leader Olivia King ’24. 

The event featured a themed dress-down day, inviting upper school students and faculty to show their support by wearing grade-specific colors. 

”Every person is unique, and that is something to be celebrated,” said Olivia. “It is crucial that we recognize and embrace our differences rather than letting them divide us.”

The colorful gathering reflected the community’s diversity and its celebration of inclusion.

“I was grateful to see allies coming out to the PAC courtyard to stand with us and show their solidarity and care,” said history teacher and club advisor Emily Bollman.

This is the second event the GSA has hosted this year. The first was a Valentine's Day fundraiser benefiting the Triangle Center, which provides programs and resources that foster growth and connection for Fairfield County’s LGBTQ community. 

GSA leadership hopes to grow its membership and increase the number of gatherings it hosts annually.