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FAQ: Student Action


Q: How does GLSEN work with students?

A: Since the first Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) was started, GLSEN has been the leader in supporting students who wish to combat bullying based on sexual orientation and gender identity in their schools. GLSEN supports, trains and provides resources to student organizers and GSAs nationwide.

Q: What is a GSA or Gay-Straight Alliance?

A: Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs)are student-led clubs, usually at the high school or middle school level, that work to address anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in their schools and promote respect for ALL students

Q: What is the Day of Silence?

A: GLSEN’s Day of Silence is a student-led day of action where those who support making anti-LGBT bias unacceptable in schools take a vow of silence to bring attention to the silencing effects of bullying and harassment. For more information, free resources, and to register your school, visit

Q: What are GLSEN's other student projects and days of action?

A: GLSEN supports several days of action and projects throughout the year including the Day of Silence, Transgender Day of Remembrance, national history and heritage months and Ally Week.

Q: I’m in college, can I still use GLSEN resources?

A: Most of our resources were created with K-12 students in mind, so can be used to support K-12 students. If you would like to use our resources as a starting point for designing a program for your college, please let us know at You can also connect to Campus Pride to learn about LGBT organizing on college campuses.

Q: Who can I contact for more information?

A: E-mail for more information.