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Back to School

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GSAs are a force for change. With leaders at the top failing to support LGBTQ students, effecting change on the local level has never been more important.

That's why this back-to-school season, GLSEN is focused on empowering LGBTQ student clubs, their student leaders, and the educators who support them, to create change in their local schools.

First, sign up to be the first to know when we release GSA Starters, video resources for GSA members.

Besides these video resources, check out these GSA resources, which educators can also use as lesson plans. Also check out these blogs that NSC members wrote about Back To School:

Support Trans Students  

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Especially in this political climate, it's important that we all work to effect change for trans and gender nonconforming students. Offering pronoun buttons is a simple way to start.

$5.90 for 10 buttons of a single style
$19.90 for a Club Pack (40 buttons, 10 of each style)
$25.00 for 50 buttons of a single style



More resources:

Register for Ally Week

#MyAllies love me for who I am!

Looking for ways to start off the year with your GSA?

GLSEN's Ally Week is a student-powered program, this year from September 25-29, where LGBTQ K-12 students and LGBTQ educators lead the conversation on what they need from their allies in school.

To start, student leaders and K-12 educators should register their participation. All registrants receive the latest resources and updates, and educators also receive free streaming of classroom documentaries!

Educator Resources

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How will you support LGBTQ students as you head back to school?

There are so many ways educators can work to empower LGBTQ students, especially GSA leaders, to effect change in their school. Start by making sure your classroom or office is an inclusive space for LGBTQ students, using these resources:

Want to discuss your ideas with like-minded educators? Join the Educator Network and Educator Facebook group.