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GLSEN News and Announcements

"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
Director of Public Policy, Nathan Smith, responded to the decision by the Supreme Court to review the case of Gavin Grimm, a Virginia high school student who has been barred from using the restroom that corresponds with his gender identity.
GLSEN, in partnership with long-time supporter Julia Roberts, is calling on fans to celebrate her birthday on October 28 by donating $49 in honor of her 49th birthday.
GLSEN honored Kate Hudson, Connor Franta, Jess Cagle, Target, Kevin Brockman and San Diego high-school student Edward Estrada at the 2016 GLSEN Respect Awards - Los Angeles on Friday, October 21, at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills.
The Levi’s® brand and GLSEN are giving LGBTQ youth and their allies the chance to visibly show respect by creating their own “respect-wear.”
GLSEN, the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students, will honor San Diego high-school junior Edward Estrada with the Student Advocate of the Year Award and Target with the Champ
GLSEN, the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students, will honor Golden Globe Award winner and Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson with the Inspiration Award at the GLSEN’s Respect
Biased remarks, bullying and harassment remain a significant problem in U.S. middle and high schools, according to a report released today by GLSEN, the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools
GLSEN will honor Jess Cagle, Editorial Director of Time Inc.’s Celebrity, Entertainment and Style Group at GLSEN’s Respect Awards – Los Angeles.
GLSEN, the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students, will honor Connor Franta at GLSEN’s Respect Awards – Los Angeles to be held Friday, October 21, at the Beverly Wilshire, Bev
GLSEN’s Director of Public Policy, Nathan Smith, expressed disappointment with Judge Reed O’Connor of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas’s ruling that the U.S. Department of Education could not enforce its interpr
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.

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