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GLSEN on Pink Out Day
Media Relations Manager
GLSEN Statement on Planned Parenthood’s Pink Out Day
NEW YORK (September 29, 2015) – GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, issued the following statement in recognition of today’s Pink Out Day, launched by Planned Parenthood Federation of America in response to recent efforts to discredit and defund the organization. Pink Out Day calls on those who support women’s health to stand with Planned Parenthood via social media, by wearing pink and attending rallies.
“Today and every day, we stand as an ally to Planned Parenthood, an essential partner in ensuring the healthy development of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth across the country. Planned Parenthood teaches comprehensive, LGBT-inclusive sex education that is otherwise unavailable in schools and offers much-needed LGBT-inclusive health care services. The organization has also helped create a network of committed and trained educators to share practices for supporting LGBT youth in schools. We join Planned Parenthood in its fight to keep its funding intact and encourage others to do the same.”
In support of Pink Out Day, GLSEN is changing its Twitter profile picture in solidarity with the hashtag #StandwithPP.
GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students. Celebrating its 25th year, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community. For information on GLSEN's research, educational resources, public policy advocacy, student organizing programs and educator training initiatives, visit www.glsen.org.