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Dear Michelle Obama, The former First Lady of the United States. Wow, I cannot believe I'm uttering these words. Even though I knew you could be First Lady for only eight years, this all happened more quickly than expected. In the last
Photo by Wunmi Onibudo The moment I was outed as queer in middle school, my walls came crashing down. A secret I held so close to me was exposed. I was exposed. Tears cascaded down my cheeks that night, and I questioned my very worth. Who
“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.’
Use this resource on pronouns and gender-neutral language to better support Transgender and Gender Non-Confirming (GNC) Students and Educators.
“This executive order does not increase freedom of religion; rather, it creates a license to discriminate against LGBTQ Americans, women and other groups."
Photo by Wunmi Onibudo The first Presidential election I can remember was in 2008. The day President Obama was elected, I was nine years old, and I remember watching him speak on TV that evening. Amidst patriotic balloons and feverish
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The GLSEN Respect Awards - New York will occur on May 15th, 2017, at Cipriani 42nd Street.
During GLSEN's No Name-Calling Week, members of GLSEN's National Student Council, together with other students, educators, and community advocates, took to Twitter to discuss how to put #KindnessInAction and end bullying and name-calling
Local youth created a “Garden of Kindness” featuring paper flowers inscribed with acts of kindness This week is GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week, a week where teachers and students across the country focus on ending name-calling and bullying
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.
According to a recent GLSEN research report, From Teasing to Torment: School Climate Revisited, A Survey of U.S. Secondary School Students and Teachers, the vast majority (74 percent) of middle and high school students experienced some
Tonight, the 23 members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions will begin confirmation hearings for President-Elect Trump’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. These Senators need to hear
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Since the election, we’ve seen an increase in reports of harassment, bullying, and violence towards LGBTQ students in schools. Now with a new administration in office, there’s growing anxiety among LGBTQ students about what they might face
GLSEN’s Biennial National School Climate Survey Shows Students Still Lack School-Based Supports, Despite Positive Effect on School Climate for LGBTQ Students
Right after the election, school climates across the country took a turn for the worse, as there was a sharp uptick in the use of derogatory language and incidents of harassment, according to a recent survey of educators conducted by the
For over a decade, GLSEN’s No-Name Calling Week has been a time each January for educators to focus the discussions in their classrooms on bullying prevention and celebrating kindness. GLSEN has always supported these conversations by
As 2016 comes to a close, we at GLSEN are thinking about the incredible progress we've made over the years to make schools safer and more inclusive of all students. And as we approach a transition in federal leadership, we know that this

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