Triumphs and Setbacks of Gay Straight Alliances

BY Jeffrey Hartinger

August 01 2011 5:40 PM ET

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL X390 (GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COM1988:  The first gay-straight alliance was formed at Concord Academy, a
college prep high school in Concord, Massachusetts, by then-teacher Kevin
Jennings. He went on to establish GLSEN, and most recently, Jennings
served as the Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of State and
Drug-Free Schools at the United States Department of Education under
President Obama.