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A pride float came to homecoming


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Oliver Bronk and Lauren Huebner were two of many students who helped create the GSA float. (Jay Barkley Photo)

By LAUREN HUEBNER

The Mirror reporter

This year is the first year the Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) made a float for homecoming. They have previously walked in the parade but this year they took on the task of creating a float.  GSA and the Feminist Club partnered and shared the trailer.

GSA was created over 20 years ago for the purpose of providing a safe space for people to talk and be themselves. The club covers topics involving sexual orientation and gender identity, how to combat homophobia and transphobia at school and home, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) news from around the world.

“Be kind, even if someone doesn’t look like they’re struggling, they’re probably going through something. Clubs like GSA give people space to work through those problems,” Tobi Scott said. GSA is about supporting everyone, no matter their skin color, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

For some members, GSA is the only place they can fully be themselves. The float was an extension of this. They could show the school who they truly were, with others like them.

GSA’s theme for their float was “Gay Space Alliance” and take on the GSA acronym. The float’s sign was decorated with a rocket blasting off with rainbow tails. The float also had eight different planets colored to look like the different pride flags and rainbow streamers hanging off the sides of the platform.

The float-making process turned out to be more difficult than expected. Some members stayed for the whole time allowed both days to finish. In the end, they were all proud of their hard work.

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7 Responses to “A pride float came to homecoming”

  1. Willow on October 15th, 2018 10:54 AM

    The float was beautiful and I have heard how fun and how hard they all worked on it. It is always a good thing to find a place where you can be yourself and not have others judge.

  2. Hlee on October 15th, 2018 11:02 AM

    First of all, congratulations to the Gender Sexuality Alliance for winning second place in the float competition. I really like how you guys designed the float, it looks amazing. Secondly, good job on the story, love how you have the picture of the float.

  3. Rachel Placeway on October 15th, 2018 11:03 AM

    I only saw part of the float, but the part I saw was very creative. I like how the planets represented the different pride flags.

  4. Justice Chukwuemeka on October 15th, 2018 11:19 AM

    Interesting float indeed. “Good job: to the GSA float.

  5. Bryant VanRossem on October 15th, 2018 11:19 AM

    The float look really good. Congratulations on getting second float.

  6. Madison Rindahl on October 15th, 2018 1:00 PM

    Good job on the article! I didn’t get to go to the parade so it is nice to see how the floats turned out. Nice picture and keep up the good work.

  7. Soren Luther on October 15th, 2018 7:50 PM

    I think it’s great that the GSA made a float for homecoming this year. It’s really amazing that there is a group like this that celebrates people being themselves. I think that this group should continue doing what they are doing.

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