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Make A Difference In Your Community The GLSEN Hudson Valley Student Leadership Academy is a day-long conference for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students aimed at assisting students attain knowledge in key areas to develop skills to plan
March is Women’s History Month! It’s a time to celebrate how women, including LGBT women, have shaped history. At GLSEN, we want to specifically recognize women in the LGBT community who have made a significant contribution to the movement
As a bisexual genderqueer person, I never saw or even imagined seeing myself in my classes. Then, in a college genetics class, I learned that there were biologically(!) more than two sexes. Then, in an animal behavior class, I learned that
Last month, GLSEN Middle Tennessee attended the Franklin County School Board meeting and stood in solidarity with the students who started the first Franklin County High School Gay Straight Alliance (GSA). Now, a month later, the School
About GLSENGLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students. GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual
Student Voice, Artistic Expression and No Name-Calling Week: A Winning Combination!In 2016, GLSEN collected images and videos of school displays and individual student work submitted as part of the Creative Expression Exhibit. Educators
In January, members of GLSEN’s National Student Council (NSC), our student leadership team, attended the 2016 Creating Change Conference, a gathering of activists committed to the movement for LGBTQ justice. At the conference, the NSC
Media Contact:Kari HudnellMedia Relations Managerpress@glsen.org646-388-6575 GLSEN Applauds South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard for Protecting Transgender Students By Vetoing Harmful HB 1008 NEW YORK (March 1, 2016) – GLSEN’s
February is Black History Month, a time for us to recognize the contributions of Black leaders to our world throughout time. For GLSEN, it’s a time not only to celebrate Black history as a whole, but also to recognize how Black
When I was 15, I came out as transgender. That same year, I was kicked out of multiple men’s bathrooms because I didn’t pass as male. Now, I don’t go in any men’s bathroom without a partner to protect me, because I’m afraid of being yelled
The Honor Society is an illustrious group of passionate leaders investing in the creation of safe and affirming schools for LGBT K-12 students. Members of this diverse group are united by a shared mission: assure that each student of every
Media Contact:Kari HudnellMedia Relations Managerpress@glsen.org646-388-6575 GLSEN Calls on South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard to Veto Harmful HB 1008NEW YORK (February 17, 2015) – GLSEN is calling on South Dakota Governor Dennis
Media Contact:Kari HudnellMedia Relations Managerpress@glsen.org646-388-6575 GLSEN to Honor George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth, Ilene Chaiken and Optimedia at 2016 GLSEN Respect Awards – New York  NEW YORK (
The GLSEN Respect Awards - New York will occur on May 23rd, 2016, at Cipriani 42nd Street.
Last month, GLSEN celebrated No Name-Calling Week, an annual GLSEN program created for students and educators to engage in dialogue about ending name-calling and bullying in their communities. During the week, we invite students, educators
GLSEN Washington State wants to award a RAINBOW TASSEL & CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT to every Washington State high school graduating senior who participated in a GSA (or other similar club).
A year and a half ago, I moved from the U.S.A. back to my hometown in Durango, Mexico, and my life changed dramatically. Back when I was in New Jersey, I was my school's GSA president as well as a GLSEN Student Ambassador. While being
Last week, the GLSEN Shop officially launched, with every purchase funding GLSEN’s work with students, educators, and policymakers to improve school climates for all students. One of the lines featured in the Shop is GLSEN Respect, which
Dear Haters, Skeptics, and Parents:
Interested in school climate in your area? GLSEN Research provides the tools you need to assess student experiences in your school or community. Check out our updated online survey tool to get started!

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