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Interested in working to ensure educators are empowered with knowledge on how to be supportive allies to LGBTQ youth? Do you have experience with facilitation? Are you a former educator? If you answered yes to any of those questions you
Dear Ms. Mcdaid, I want to say thank you. I have so much to be thankful for in my life, and you taught me to take life by the reins and own it. You taught me to believe in myself, and to take time to love myself.  When I walked
I’m Becca Mui, the Education Manager at GLSEN. As a queer biracial Asian, I know the importance of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage (API) Month. My father is a Chinese-Malaysian who came to America for graduate school. He stayed after he
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.
The successful candidate plays an integral role in advancing GLSEN’s mission by leading a website & CRM overhaul to better equip & support hundreds of thousands of constituents creating safe and inclusive K-12 schools for all.
Donald Trump is reportedly on the cusp of signing another discriminatory executive order. Under the guise of religious freedom, it's really nothing more than a #LicenseToDiscriminate – and we need you to tell him that directly, right
“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."
High school is tough. Students like me are expected to juggle a social life and college readiness exams, while also completing various classes geared towards “creating effective leaders, ”and keep on smiling through it all. The luckiest
I’ve been incredibly lucky in high school. I’ve been punched in the eye, tripped into lockers, and told that because I was gay, I should kill myself. Most would hear my story and instantly disagree that I’ve been lucky. It’s true that I
Our MissionGLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self,
Student Voice, Artistic Expression, and Art as Activism At the start of the year, students from kindergarten through high school shared their experiences and called attention to bullying and name-calling through creative expressions. From
April 29, 2017, marks the 100th day of the Trump administration — and the culmination of GLSEN's 100 Days of Kindness, our campaign to share messages of support to LGBTQ students and build a virtual wall of kindness from those
GLSEN Phoenix’s SHINE Student Leadership Summer Institute is a four-week leadership development program aimed at preparing LGBTQ youth and their allies to lead GSAs or advocacy campaigns throughout the school year. Modules topics include
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8-12! Supportive educators can make all the difference. According to GLSEN research, LGBTQ students who can identity 11 or more supportive school staff are less likely to feel unsafe, have higher GPAs,
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.
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
¡La Encuesta Nacional sobre el Ambiente Escolar 2017 de GLSEN ya está cerrada!
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