Queer Trans Advisory Council

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! 

Members

2020-2021

Amrin, he/him, Balboa High School

Angel, he/him, Galileo High School

Areli, she/her, Thurgood Marshall High School

Asha, she/her, Lincoln High School

Avery, she/her, Academy - San Francisco @ McAteer

Cassidy, she/her, Wallenberg High School

Cynthia, she/her, Thurgood Marshall High School

Keely, she/they, Washington High School

Khloe, she/her/they/them, Burton High School

Matt, they/them, Ruth Asawa School of the Arts

Nathan, he/him, Washington High School

Phoebe, she/her, Lincoln High School

Reesa, she/her, June Jordan School for Equity

Ryan, he/him, Ruth Asawa School of the Arts

Sarahi, she/her, Lincoln High School

2019-2020

Areli, she/her, Thurgood Marshall High School

Avery, she/her, Academy - San Francisco @ McAteer

Cassidy, she/her, Wallenberg High School

Cynthia, she/her, Thurgood Marshall High School

Khloe, she/her/they/them, Burton High School

Matt, they/them, Ruth Asawa School of the Arts

McKenzie, she/her, Washington High School

Micaela, they/them, Independence High School

Ryan, he/him, Ruth Asawa School of the Arts

Sarahi, she/her, Lincoln High School

Sophia, she/her, John O'Connell High School

2018-2019

Cassidy, she/her, Wallenberg High School

Matt, they/them, Ruth Asawa School of the Arts

McKenzie, she/her, Washington High School

Santana, they/them, Burton High School

Sarahi, she/her, Lincoln High School

Sean, he/him, Independence High School

Sophia, she/her, John O'Connell High School

2017-2018

Carina, she/her, Wallenberg High School

Gabby, she/her/they/them, John O'Connell High School

Jay, he/him, Burton High School

Katelyn, she/her, Ruth Asawa School of the Arts

Maj, they/them, Washington High School

McKenzie, she/her, Washington High School

Sean, he/him, Independence High School

2016-2017

Amadeus, he/him, Academy - San Francisco @ McAteer

Cameron, he/him, John O’Connell High School

Carina, she/her, Wallenberg High School

Gabby, she/her, John O’Connell High School

Junel, he/him, Balboa High School

Maribel, she/her, Mission High School

McKenzie, she/her, Washington High School

Melanie, she/her, John O’Connell High School

Nick, they/them, Academy - San Francisco @ McAteer

Sean, he/him, Independence High School

History

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 developed organically over the last 7 years as a result of the successful partnership between Genders & Sexualities Alliance (GSA) student leaders and LGBTQ Student Services staff in planning and coordinating the annual GSA Day (now called Youth Pride!).

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/program 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.