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GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE AT LESTER B. PEARSON HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSRY

MONTREAL, MARCH 26, 2015 – The groundbreaking Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club at Lester B. Pearson High School (11575 P.M. Favier) in Montreal North is getting ready to celebrate its  first anniversary with a celebration this May, set to coincide with International Day Against Homophobia.

Opened last March, the GSA was the first of its kind at the English Montreal School Board. Over the past year, it has successfully provided a platform for students to have a voice and promote diversity and awareness through education, support, social justice and advocacy.

In honor of their first anniversary, the GSA will be unveiling a mural that has been painted on the club’s door.  Open to students during lunch as well as after school, the GSA has become ingrained in the community at LBPHS, offering students an environment where they are valued, recognized and accepted.

The GSA was developed by Natasha Krsteski, a guidance counsellor at the school,  along with
the school administration and a committee of 25 committed, passionate and brave students who believe in equality and who want to be part of a movement.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca