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GLSEN News and Announcements

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."
"I would welcome the chance to share my story with Secretary DeVos and Attorney General Sessions to help them understand the real-life implications of reversing the Title IX guidance for protecting transgender students.”
"Clearly, the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Education is an essential service to the American people."
"Parents, students and advocates for inclusive public education across our country deserve to hear how President Trump, Mr. Sessions and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will protect the civil rights of ALL Americans."
“We call on Secretary DeVos to honor her confirmation commitment to address ‘the needs of all parents and students’ and to be ‘a strong advocate for great public schools.’
“This executive order does not increase freedom of religion; rather, it creates a license to discriminate against LGBTQ Americans, women and other groups."
GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, released the following statement in response to the confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-Elect Trump’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education.
GLSEN’s Executive Director, Eliza Byard, thanked President Obama for appointing Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, and Debo Adegbile of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP, and
U.S. middle and high schools remain hostile environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students, according to GLSEN’s National School Climate Survey. However, the report, which documents school clima
GLSEN’s Director of Public Policy, Nathan Smith, thanked the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for its leadership and work to protect and ensure the success of all students.
GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard released the following statement in response to the announcement that President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education

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