Who We Are
The Queer and Trans Advisory Council (QTAC) consists of LGBTQ+ high school student leaders from across SFUSD. QTAC plans and leads the annual GSA and Youth Pride Days. Additionally, they advise ongoing programming provided to schools by LGBTQ Student Services.
QTAC member duties include:
- advising SFUSD LGBTQ Student Services
- attending weekly meetings
- outreaching to LGBTQ+ and allied students
- increasing their anti-oppression and leadership skills
- collaboratively planning the annual SFUSD Youth Pride (the event may change due to school closure)
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How to Join QTAC
The Queer & Trans Advisory Council (QTAC) is no longer taking applications for this school year. Please check back next school year!
The initial attempt at launching a district advisory group consisting of LGBTQ+ student leaders can be traced back to SFUSD board policy No 912-8a3 (2010) adopted by the board in 2010:
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That in the service of effecting a healthier learning environment for our LGBTQ students, the Board of Education of the San Francisco Unified School District requests that the Superintendent of Schools create an LGBTQ sub-committee of the Student Advisory Council;
The current QTAC was developed organically, starting in 2014, as a result of the successful partnership between Genders & Sexualities Alliance (GSA) student leaders at John O'Connell High School and LGBTQ Student Services staff in planning and coordinating the annual GSA Day (now called Youth Pride!). As more schools participated in GSA Day, LGBTQ+ student leaders from across multiple schools expressed interest in helping to plan the event.
At the end of the 2018-2019 school year, the student leaders on the GSA Day planning committee requested to have a broader impact beyond event planning with an added focus on systems/services change in support of all LGBTQ+ students. These student leaders voted to rebrand the group as the Queer Trans Advisory Council starting the 2019 fall semester.
This page was last updated on December 8, 2022