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GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, made the following statement in response to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s announcement that the 2017 All-Star Game will not be held in Charlotte, N.C., as planned.
GLSEN Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, issued a statement following this afternoon’s vote by the U.S. Senate on the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA) as an amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, applauded the decision handed down today by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, granting same-sex couples the right to marry in all states.
GLSEN honored Matthew Morrison, Jon Stryker, Johnson & Johnson, teacher Desiree Raught and the Nixa High School Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at the 12th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards – New York on Monday, June 1 at Cipriani 42nd Street.
GLSEN has partnered with Target to produce a mini-documentary highlighting the work of students, educators and volunteers who have improved school climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth across the country.
GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, applauded Nevada's governor and state legislature for passing and signing into law an anti-bullying bill, specifically protecting students on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Thousands of students across the country will participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence, an annual international event that brings attention to the anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment that is common in schools.
GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, made the following statement on the release of the ‘Every Child Achieves Act of 2015,' the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee’s proposed bill for reauthorizing ESEA.
GLSEN announced that it will honor Matthew Morrison, Jon Stryker, Johnson & Johnson, teacher Desiree Raught and the Nixa High School Gay-Straight Alliance at GLSEN’s Respect Awards – New York to be held on June 1, at Cipriani 42nd Street.
GLSEN's Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, expressed outrage over Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s decision to sign the Religious Freedom Restoration Act after it was passed by the state legislature earlier this week.
Hundreds of students and college representatives take part in the first-ever online college fair, hosted by GLSEN and Campus Pride, focused on helping LGBTQ and ally students find colleges and universities that are inclusive and supportive.
As part of its ongoing mission to create safe and affirming schools for all students, GLSEN will celebrate No Name-Calling Week January 19-23 with educators and students across the country – and more than 60 partner organizations.
GLSEN Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, released the following statement in response to Mayor Vincent Gray signing into law “The Conversion Therapy for Minors Prohibition Amendment Act of 2013,” a ban on “conversion therapy” for minors.
The Gender Identity in U.S. Surveillance Group, on which GLSEN is represented, released a report that highlights the lack of survey measures to identify gender minority respondents in most federally-supported population-based surveys.
GLSEN and Campus Pride partner to expand the reach and impact of Campus Pride National LGBT-Friendly College Fair Program. The organizations will also host first-of-its-kind Campus Pride & GLSEN National Online College Fair & Prep Day.
LGBT youth face greater harassment online, but also find greater peer support and access to health information. Out Online is the first study to examine in-depth the experiences of LGBT youth on the Internet.