Posing under the balloon rainbow they created to welcome Monmouth County teenage visitors to the fourth annual Gayla, are members of the RBR Gay-Straight Alliance. The Gayla welcomes all open-minded teenagers to come and enjoy one another’s company for a fun night of music, dance and refreshments. The event is sponsored by the MakeItBetter4YouthFoundation, Monmouth County’s consortium for LGBT youth.
Press release from Red Bank Regional High School
On May 30, the Red Bank Regional High School Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) hosted the fourth annual Gayla. Over 100 students from over 15 high schools in Monmouth County strolled under the balloon rainbow toward the RBR Commons, where they enjoyed great music, dancing, food and lots of fun. The Gayla is sponsored by the MakeItBetter4Youth Foundation, Monmouth County’s consortium for LGBT youth. All open-minded teenagers (13 to 19 years old) were welcome.
GSA adviser Stacy Liss commented, “Anyone who was at the Gayla felt the positive energy and happiness. Students danced and mingled with others from outside the RBR community. The RBR GSA, under the leadership of Siobhan Hansen, did an outstanding job planning and setting up for the event.” Students from Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School GSA, came over to RBR to help set up, demonstrating community support.