Bears Make GSA History


Bears Make GSA History


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Project Description

Our exhibit examines the history of the Gender Sexuality Alliance (formerly known as GALA) at Ursinus College, (located in southeastern Pennsylvania) from 1991 to 2000. Join us as we examine the discussions about, representations of, and controversies surrounding the formation and first ten years of the GSA, as seen in articles published in the school newspaper, The Grizzly. Our project asks the question: "How did the GSA handle conflict and controversies in its first ten years of existence?"

Faculty Mentor

Kara McShane

Faculty Mentor

Susanna Throop

Publication Date

Fall 2016


digital humanities, history, Ursinus College, Gender Sexuality Alliance, GSA, Gay and Lesbian Alliance, GALA, Michael Cyr, John Ronning, Doug Nagy, homophobia, heterosexism, hate speech


Digital Humanities | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Higher Education | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Liberal Studies | Social History | United States History


Students involved in this project maintained blogs throughout the course of the semester. The following are links to the blog entries:

Lauren Geiger

Jordan Ostrum

Bears Make GSA History