NEW YORK, August 4, 2009 - GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is accepting nominations for the inaugural GLSEN Student Advocate of the Year, who will be honored at the Respect Awards
- Los Angeles on October 9.
GLSEN's Student Advocate of the Year is an annual award given out to a high school student who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to GLSEN's mission of ensuring safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Eligible students must be entering the 10th-12th grade and be able to attend the Respect Awards - Los Angeles. All expenses will be paid by GLSEN.
Deadline for nominations is August 23. The nomination form can be found here.
GLSEN's Respect Awards, held annually in Los Angeles and New York, recognize individual and corporate leaders who have helped propel GLSEN's efforts to ensure safe schools for all of America's students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and 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. For information on GLSEN's research, educational resources, public policy advocacy, student organizing programs and educator training initiatives, visit www.glsen.org.