At first we had to find a teacher to sponsor our club, then we had to gain members. This task wasn't as easy as it sounds. Many kids that are gay or lesbian have not expressed that to their family and therefore were not at first comfortable with joining our group for the same fear I started it, getting harrassed and made fun of. Our group slowly gained memebers but in the last year it has doubled!
We had many discouraging acts at first. For instance, we created posters for our events and displayed them throughout our high school only for other people to tear them down or write discriminating things on them. We triumphed though, we simply hung our posters higher where the cameras in our school were so if someone were to vandalize our posters, it would be seen. Throughout our existence much has changed. Many students who thought they had no one they could talk to now have a support group and friends to the point that one of our members was for the first time in his life comfortable enough and confident enough with himself to come out to his family. The students that harrassed people and tore down our posters have gained the knowledge of what their actions do and through events and awareness have grown tolerant and much of the bullying and violence has stopped. It has been over two years now since I have heard many derogatory names called out to the people in the organization.