Our Chapter: GLSEN Greater Cincinnati

GLSEN Greater Cincinnati is a local chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. We work for safe, respectful K-12 schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Our programs include:

  • Youth Group, a weekly social and organizing group for LGBTQPIA and allied middle and high school age youth
  • Youth Summit, a free annual day-long conference of workshops, networking sessions and community building for LGBTQ and allied youth, and adults who work with youth
  • Improving School Outcomes Working Group, an coalition of local non-profits working together for safe, respectful schools.  Membership includes: the YWCA's Family Violence Prevention Project, Cincinnati Children's, HRC, Council on Child Abuse and Talbert House
  • Trainings including Safe Space, which empowers educators to be identifiable resources to LGBTQ and allied students
  • Support for Gay Straight Trans Alliances in schools
  • Stories Project, illustrating school experiences through multimedia. View Stories Project: NOW on YouTube

GLSEN Greater Cincinnati was a founding chapter of the GLSEN network in 1995.

Local volunteer leaders include:

John P. Bruggen (Treasurer and Fundraising Lead)
Josh Wagoner (Stories Project Coordinator)

Internships/School Engagement: MJ Tudor, Jack Theuerling

Volunteer Coordinators: Kathy LaufmanEstelle Manegold Riley

Youth Group Coordinator: Crystal Loomis
Youth Group Facilitators: Adrian Bargo, April Callis and Caroline Muller

Advocacy/School Policy: Shana Cronican, Angela Ianniello

Community Events: Emily Galey, Meeka Jones

Youth Summit: Shawn Jeffers

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