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GLSEN and our allies are relieved to see anti-trans legislation fail once again in Texas, but this was not an easy fight. And it is far from over.
We are heartbroken and horrified by this weekend’s rally of white supremacist groups who shouted racist, anti-semitic, and anti-LGBTQ chants, displayed Nazi and KKK flags and symbols, and violently attacked anti-racist counter protesters.
GLSEN, the leading education organization creating safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ students, will honor restaurateur and philanthropist Bruce Bozzi with the Champion Award at the 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards.
GLSEN Proudly Announces Honoree Kerry Washington for the 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles Washington to Receive Inspiration Award on October 20th at Beverly Wilshire Hotel
GLSEN NEW JERSEY CHAPTERS CELEBRATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION AFFIRMING TRANS STUDENTS’ RIGHTS
In a Senate hearing on June 6, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos referred to discrimination against LGBTQ students as an area of “unsettled” law, and repeatedly evaded questions on the subject by deferring to federal law...
"This ruling justly affirms the rights of transgender students to attend school free from discrimination." - Nathan Smith, Director of Public Policy
"It is appalling that Secretary DeVos could not name a single example of discrimination that would disqualify a school from receiving federal funds," said Eliza Byard, GLSEN Executive Director
CARLA GUGINO, ANN CLARK, RYAN PEDLOW, ROLAND PARK ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL & FIRST DATA HONORED AT 2017 GLSEN RESPECT AWARDS – NEW YORK EVENT RAISES 1.2M FOR CREATING SAFE AND LGBTQ-INCLUSIVE K-12 EDUCATION
ANN CLARK, RYAN PEDLOW, ROLAND PARK ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL & FIRST DATA TO BE HONORED AT 2017 GLSEN RESPECT AWARDS. DR. JILL BIDEN TO MAKE OPENING REMARKS
In response to today’s executive order signed by President Trump allowing religious organizations to engage in partisan electoral activism, GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard issued the following statement.
“It is un-American to make anyone’s basic rights subject to the personal discretion of others. It also goes against the rule of law and core principle of equal protection and would surely be challenged in the courts."
Today, students will take a stand not only against bullying and harassment, but also against discriminatory policies and practices that deny too many of them the basic freedom to be who they are.
The report shows how profoundly harmful and unnecessary policies that exclude transgender students from school facilities that match their gender can be.
“Above all, we ensured that DeVos heard – directly from us – that we will not budge or compromise"
“The Supreme Court has missed an opportunity to end the painful discrimination currently faced by tens of thousands of transgender students nationwide."
Seven leading education organizations representing millions of students, families, and educators submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Gavin Grimm in the case of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board.
“As leaders in education policy and strong supporters of transgender students and every student, we disagree with the Administration’s decision to rescind federal guidance related to Title IX"
"Today, GLSEN and PFLAG join together to re-launch our #ClaimYourRights Campaign, to help anyone affected by or witnessing anti-transgender discrimination in our schools file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights at the Departme
"While the Trump administration may abandon trans students, GLSEN won’t."

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