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Photo by Wunmi Onibudo GLSEN’s Day of Silence is April 21! On that day, participants go silent to bring awareness to LGBTQ bullying and harassment in schools. It’s awesome, but obviously not everyone can participate. Some people want to
Jóvenes LGBTQ – ¡Hable de sus experiencias en la escuela!
Know LGBTQ youth? Help us spread the word about our survey!
Day of Silence is April 21! Here are 9 ways educators can get involved in the largest, student-led action against anti-LGBTQ bullying in schools. 1. Use the new Educator Guide for the Day of Silence for lesson ideas before, during, and
GLSEN's Chapter Organizer newsletter, published on April 4, 2017
Back in January, our 2017 Pride Captains began a journey to come up with a pride theme that encompassed the urgent need to protect the rights of LGBTQ youth in K-12 schools across greater Phoenix. The committee unanimously adopted Our
GLSEN's Day of Silence is April 21! It's the largest student-led national event in protest of anti-LGBTQ bullying in schools. Students take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem
As active members of your communities, you carry an immense amount of power. Through organizing, mobilizing, and speaking up for what you believe is right, you can advocate for LGBTQ-inclusive policies and the wellbeing of all students
Photo by Wunmi Onimudo  “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” -Elie Wiesel This quote truly embodies the importance of Day of
GLSEN's Day of Silence is Friday, April 21! Here are ten tips and tricks to help you organize to put an end to anti-LGBTQ bullying in schools! 1. Don’t use duct tape to cover your mouth. Opt for a shirt or sign around your neck that
The report shows how profoundly harmful and unnecessary policies that exclude transgender students from school facilities that match their gender can be.
This report outlines how excluding transgender students from the school facilities that match their gender is not only unnecessary, but profoundly harmful.
Dear Secretary DeVos,  You have a crucial position–ensuring that America’s children attend high quality schools and are prepared to contribute successfully to society as thoughtful, engaged citizens. Central to that mission is
This year, on GLSEN's Day of Silence on April 21, students, educators, and advocates across the country will take a vow of silence as a symbol of the silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ bullying, harassment, and discrimination. At the end of
Want to print out the zine and share it? Check out this version for print, plus info about how to print double-sided. How to assemble the zine: 
March 31 is the International Transgender Day of Visibility. Trans Day of Visibility is an annual awareness day celebrated around the world. The day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of transgender and gender
In February, the Departments of Education and Justice reversed the Obama-era guidance issued to school districts on accommodating trans students. Soon after, the Supreme Court sent back to a lower court the case of Gavin Grimm, a trans
Photo Courtesy of Christian J. Zsilavetz I am a 47-year-old trans educator. At age 36, when I lived in Seattle, I started transitioning. For 18 months, I tried being stealth, but it didn’t work for me. I was always scared someone would
Dear 9th grade Rebekah, Hey Bex! It’s your senior year – you made it! Honestly, you thought it was never going to happen, and now, you’re about to give your senior speech. Scary, am I right? But first, I’d like to catch you up on a few
GLSEN's Chapter Organizer newsletter, published on March 3, 2017