GSA Network was founded in 1998. In 2008, GSA Network became incorporated as its own independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Prior to that, GSA Network was a fiscally sponsored project of The Tides Center.
GSA Network describes itself as "Trans and queer youth uniting for racial and gender justice" on Twitter.
In 2015, the Transgender Law Center and GSA Network launched TRUTH, in order to "[B]uild public empathy and understanding around trans youth issues by providing guidance and a platform for youth and families to share their stories effectively and authentically" and "[C]reate infrastructure for transgender and gender nonconforming youth to support each other, connect, and strategize about how to use media and storytelling as a tool for liberation."
GSA Network "is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities."
The following organizations gives funding to the GSA Network: