GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.
Mission and History of GLSEN
Founded as a local group in 1990, the Gay and Lesbian Independent School Teachers Network (GLSTN) began as a volunteer group of 70 gay and lesbian educators.
A Message from the Executive Director:
Addresses and contact numbers
GLSEN Staff Directory
Staff members located in our New York headquarters and Washington D. C. office.
GLSEN receives support from a variety of institutions, including private foundations, corporations and corporate foundations.
Careers at GLSEN
GLSEN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people of color, of diverse gender identities, women and non-LGBT persons to apply.
GLSEN financial information and Annual Report
Frequently Asked Questions
GLSEN has gathered all our Frequently Asked Questions on this page for your convenience.
Find a GLSEN chapter in your area.