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GLSEN News and Announcements

GLSEN announced that it will honor Matthew Morrison, Jon Stryker, Johnson & Johnson, teacher Desiree Raught and the Nixa High School Gay-Straight Alliance at GLSEN’s Respect Awards – New York to be held on June 1, at Cipriani 42nd Stree
Thousands of students across the country will participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence, an annual international event that brings attention to the anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment that is common in schools.
GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, thanked President Obama for calling for an end to conversion therapy for minors.
GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, made the following statement on the release of the ‘Every Child Achieves Act of 2015,' the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee’s proposed bill for reauthorizing ESEA.
GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, made the following statement on Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s signing of the revised Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
GLSEN's Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, expressed outrage over Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s decision to sign the Religious Freedom Restoration Act after it was passed by the state legislature earlier this week.
GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard congratulated Steve Nash on his retirement today and thanked him for his pioneering support of LGBT youth.
Hundreds of students and college representatives take part in the first-ever online college fair, hosted by GLSEN and Campus Pride, focused on helping LGBTQ and ally students find colleges and universities that are inclusive and supportive.
GLSEN Executive Director Dr. Eliza Byard applauded Facebook’s decision to allow users to add their own description beyond the pre-set options to accurately describe their gender identity.
GLSEN Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, applauded the reintroduction of the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA) by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.
GLSEN today announced expansion of its chapter network to 40 in 28 states with the addition of three new chapters: GLSEN Atlanta, GLSEN Southeast Arkansas and GLSEN Springfield.
GLSEN Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, today applauded key elements of President Obama’s proposed budget, specifically noting increases in funding for equity and opportunity in education.
GLSEN Statement on the Reintroduction of the Safe Schools Improvement Act by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey
As part of its ongoing mission to create safe and affirming schools for all students, GLSEN will celebrate No Name-Calling Week January 19-23 with educators and students across the country – and more than 60 partner organizations.
Online Auction Offers Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences to Benefit GLSEN's Efforts in K-12 Schools.
GLSEN Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, released the following statement in response to Mayor Vincent Gray signing into law “The Conversion Therapy for Minors Prohibition Amendment Act of 2013,” a ban on “conversion therapy” for minors.
GLSEN today released state-level data from its biennial National School Climate Survey report for 29 states that show that schools remain unsafe for the majority of LGBT students.
Biennial National School Climate Survey report shows how ongoing hostile school climates impact the safety and mental health of LGBT students, as well as their educational outcomes.
The Gender Identity in U.S. Surveillance Group, on which GLSEN is represented, released a report that highlights the lack of survey measures to identify gender minority respondents in most federally-supported population-based surveys.
 NEW YORK, Sep. 19, 2014 – GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) today called on iHeartMedia CEO Robert Pittman to speak out against comments made earlier this week on its radio properties by Sean Hannity. The