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GLSEN News and Announcements

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
GLSEN Massachusetts hosts Professional Development Workshops to help foster safer, healthier and more respectful learning environments for all students.
GLSEN is among nine leading national education organizations to announce a national call to action affirming the right of all students to attend school in an environment free from fear, violence, and intimidation.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. Support the work of local GLSEN Chapters to help ensure LGBTQ students have access to safe and affirming schools in our local communities.
In 2014, GLSEN Albuquerque organized a one-day gathering of folks interested in working to make local schools more supportive of LGBTQ youth. To put together the event, we collaborated with PFLAG Albuquerque, and we had a small but
A year ago, GLSEN Greater Wichita received an email from a middle-school social worker. The school’s leadership team expressed interest in learning how to support two transgender students who were beginning to live as their authentic
Can a cis person tell a trans person’s story? Do people have to identify as something in order to understand it and share a narrative from that experience to others? Get ready to engage in some amazing poetry & GSA discussion.
Photo by Wunmi Onibudo After realizing I was transgender, I began to see what cisgender people (people who identify with their sex assigned at birth) were taking for granted: clothes, driver’s licenses, state IDs, healthcare, a validated
Photo by Wunmi Onibudo Young people are often denied the opportunity to explore gender for themselves and instead are told about gender by the adults around them. Especially for non-binary students like me (students who don’t identify as
Earlier this week, educators returned to classrooms following an election that has left many students feeling afraid. But educators across the country confronted this fear with displays of compassion and inclusion that should be celebrated
Dear GLSEN family, I won’t try to sugarcoat this: what happened yesterday is not ok. LGBTQ youth face losing the federal civil rights protections provided by the Obama administration, like the Title IX guidance. Any hope of passing
This is a historic political moment, with a high-stakes election only days away. And it's a moment for all of us to renew our commitment to LGBTQ youth and pledge to support them. It's a time to make history. Last month was LGBT History
Photo by Wunmi Onibudo This summer, Levi's gifted GLSEN's National Student Council, our student leadership team, with custom trucker jackets, and the gift sparked an idea: What if everyone had their own Respect-wear apparel or accessories
This month was the 10th annual National Bullying Prevention Month, which provides an opportunity for the school community to come together to raise awareness of bullying and harassment. The bad news? According to our new report, From
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.
In 1994, a history teacher, Rodney Wilson, with support from GLSEN and others, started LGBT History Month to honor the achievements of LGBTQ people and to bring these important figures into the classroom. In 2016, LGBT History Month
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.
Happy LGBT History Month! There are so many LGBTQ folks who have made their mark on history. Unfortunately, many of them have gone without credit. Few are mentioned in mainstream history books, and when they are, their sexuality and
August 29, 2014 Hello Chapter Leaders, It has been quite a busy month in Field Services! We recently launched Period 2 of GLSEN Chapter Accreditation and the Back-to-School campaign, continued
GLSEN Phoenix announces its second Sparkle Glitter GLSEN Fundraising Cocktail Party and Award Ceremony. The event, designed to celebrate safe schools advocacy efforts throughout the Phoenix area, will be held on November 17, 2016 from 6 p.m