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Media Contacts: Sean NonnenmacherStudent Organizing Coordinator, GLSEN Kari HudnellMedia Relations Manager, GLSEN Nationalpress@glsen.org646-388-6575 GLSEN Phoenix Statement on Death of Local GSA
GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, made the following statement in response to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s announcement that the 2017 All-Star Game will not be held in Charlotte, N.C., as planned.
“I see everyone as a hero. Life can be so tough sometimes. Other people’s opinions can wear on you. Other people’s hatred can make life feel very difficult for some of us. Anyone who can go through the challenges of dealing with others’
Reports to: Director of Communications  GLSEN, the leading national organization championing LGBT issues in K-12 education, seeks a creative and enthusiastic graphic designer to join its team. The Graphic Design Manager will
Reports to: Chief Development OfficerGLSEN, the leading national organization championing LGBT issues in K-12 education, seeks applications for an important frontline fundraising position: GLSEN has built a new fundraising team to lead the
Photo courtesy of Jeffrey MarshHow are you so confident in life? How can I be confident?Friend of GLSEN, Jeffrey Marsh, is often asked these questions. The online sensation, public speaker and youth advocate extraordinaire whose
Media Contacts:Kari HudnellMedia Relations Managerpress@glsen.org646-388-6575 Curtis LahaieMarketing and Communications Associatecurtis.lahaie@glsen.org646-388-6572  LGBTQ Students Face Unfair School Discipline, Pushing Many
This report examines the conditions that push LGBTQ youth out of school, including unsafe climates, unfair discipline policies, and discriminatory practices.
As GLSEN continues to memorialize the victims of the tragedy in Orlando, we believe that a visible show of pride in our identities and communities has rarely been more urgent. That’s why GLSEN is calling upon our community to “Show Your
Dear GLSEN Family, Last week, in the immediate aftermath of unspeakable tragedy, educators in many communities had to return to the classroom. Students had to show up for school. The daily work of teaching and learning continued, even
We will forever mourn and memorialize the victims of the Pulse shooting in Orlando and will grieve the loss of safe and affirming spaces for LGBTQ people for some time. As we begin to think about how to move forward and look ahead to
Dear LGBTQ Youth,I’m 33 years old, and my mother still tells me to “be safe” when I walk out of her house. In that moment, it’s like she’s seeing all the parts of me that add higher threat levels to my existence: queer, brown, deemed
Dear GLSEN family,  The last several days, as you might imagine, have been extremely difficult for us in Orlando and for the larger communities grieving at this time, as our hearts remain heavy after last Sunday’s tragedy. But I
Para la familia GLSEN,Anoche en el Stonewall Inn aquí en la ciudad de Nueva York, y en miles de vigilias similares en todo el país, la gente se reunió en memoria de las víctimas del ataque club nocturno Pulse en la ciudad de Orlando. En
To the GLSEN Family, Last night at the Stonewall Inn here in New York City, and at thousands of similar vigils around the country, people came together in remembrance of the victims of the attack at Pulse in Orlando. In times of
Dear Educators,Today, as shocking news of the horrific attack in Orlando filtered through my timelines, feeds and inbox, I paused to think about what it will be like for you to return to your students tomorrow. In the coming days
Media Contacts:Ginger MalcomGLSEN Orlando  Kari HudnellMedia Relations Managerpress@glsen.org646-388-6575  GLSEN Orlando Statement on Tragedy at Pulse Nightclub  ORLANDO (June
Last night at the LGBT nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Fla., a senseless attack on the LGBT community took place. With 50 reported killed and 52 injured, the tragedy is the worst mass shooting in recent United States history. We offer our
Basketball is a sport that I hold near and dear to my heart. Born and raised in the hometown of five-time NBA championship winners, the San Antonio Spurs, I played for several years and found a sense of comfort in the game that I couldn't
From physical education class to the playing field, athletic spaces at school are often hostile places for LGBTQ youth. Unfortunately, these spaces can be so hostile that many students outright avoid them: Nearly a third avoid P.E. classes