Founder of Gay-Straight Alliance Network
1999 Global Fellow
Carolyn Laub is the Executive Director of the Gay-Straight Alliance Network, which she founded at age 23. Her activism has mobilized a vibrant and diverse LGBTQ and straight ally youth movement, by expanding the number of Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs in California high schools and middle schools from 40 in 1998 to more than 850 clubs in 2011. Carolyn also helped lead the effort to pass California’s school nondiscrimination law, the California Student Safety and Violence Act.