GLSEN Students Holding Rainbow Flag with Black and Brown stripe
GLSEN Students Holding Rainbow Flag with Black and Brown stripe

Students Unite in Declaring #BlackLivesMatter

In this statement, GLSEN's National Student Council condemns police brutality and calls for greater support for Black lives

Read the Statement

Our Work

GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. We are a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters working to make this right a reality.

Our research and experience has shown that there are four major ways that schools can cultivate a safe and supportive environment for all of their students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 

News & Press

October 21st, 2021
GLSEN Applauds Confirmation of Catherine Lhamon as U.S. Department of
Education Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
September 1st, 2021
The relaunch includes new recommendations to equip schools and families with best practices for inclusive physical education and sports amid hostile state landscape.
July 2nd, 2021
(New Haven, Connecticut) - Last week, included in the budget bills (SB 1202 and HB 6689) that Governor Lamont signed into law, was a provision that will fund the creation of a model K-8 curriculum for Connecticut that includes LGBTQ+ Studies.

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