These LGBTQ Students Are Sharing Names They WANT to Be Called

 

In preparation for GLSEN's No Name-Calling Week, we asked GLSEN's National Student Council to tell us the labels and identities that they hold and want to be called. Self-identification can be empowering, and it can be hurtful when people use labels that don't match the ones we choose ourselves.

These students are making a statement against name-calling and bullying by encouraging people not to use slurs or stereotypes, but to call their peers by the names that they identify with and give others permission to use.

Want to share how you identify? You can put #KindnessInAction and join the conversation by posting your own sign with the names YOU want to be called. Make sure to use #KindnessInAction and tag @glsen on Twitter and Instagram

To get involved with No Name-Calling Week, and to get free streaming of LGBTQ-inclusive classroom documentaries, register here!

 

"I am driven, mixed-race gay activist!" Join GLSEN National Student Council member @jessicachiriboga17 and share the names you want to be called with this sign at the link in bio! #KindnessInAction #NoNameCallingWeek#stopbullying #LGBTQ #lesbian #gay #bi#trans #queer #nonbinary

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National Student Council member JP shared the names he wants to be called for #NoNameCallingWeek! How are you putting #KindnessInAction and working to end name-calling and bullying in your school in the new year? @j.p_grant #NoNameCalling #NNCW #stopbullying #inclusiveschools #safeschools #LGBTQ #lesbian #gay #Bi #Trans #queer #nonbinary

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"I am a passionate, geeky, Latinx activist who will not conform to your binary" - @a_queer_person Tell us the names you're proud of with this selfie sign or in the comments below! Find other ways you can show that you're against name-calling this #NoNameCallingWeek at the link in bio! #KindnessInAction #affirmations #stopbullying #inclusiveschools #safeschools #LGBTQ #lesbian #gay #bi #trans #queer

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What are the names that you want to be called? During #NoNameCallingWeek, show that you're against bullying with this selfie sign! It it and tons of other activities to help you put #KindnessInAction at school at the link in bio! @love_me_only34 #stopbullying #inclusiveschools #safeschools #LGBTQ #lesbian #gay #bi #trans #queer #nonbinary

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"I am a strong, PROUD queer immigrant." - @Justrid1 What names do you WANT to be called? Share your names and take a stand against bullying & name-calling with this selfie sign at the link in bio! #NoNameCallingWeek #KindnessInAction #InclusiveSchools #safeschools #supportsafeschools #LGBTQ #lesbian #gay #bi #trans #queer #nonbinary

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GLSEN National Student Council Member Sayer (@badassfemme63) wants to be called #gay, #passionate, and #femme! Let everyone know the names you want to be called this #NoNameCallingWeek with this "I am" sign at the link in bio! #KindnessInAction #inclusiveschools #safeschools #LGBTQ #lesbian #gay #bi #trans #queer #nonbinary

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GLSEN National Student Council member Juno is powerful and necessary! What are the names you'd like to be called? Take a stand against bullying & name-calling with our #NoNameCallingWeek selfie sign at the link in bio! #KindnessInAction #affirmations #inclusiveschools #safeschools #LGBTQ #lesbian #gay #bi #trans #queer #nonbinary

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#Powerful. #Activist. #Biracial. #ChangingTheWorld. National Student Council member @ayo_bri02 is pushing back against name-calling and sharing the names she WANTS to be called! What are the names you want to be called? Share in the comments below or with your own sign at the link in bio! #NoNameCallingWeek #KindnessInAction #stopbullying #positivity #inclusiveschools #safeschools #LGBTQ #lesbian #gay #bi #trans #queer #nonbinary

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Make your own sign and be sure to register for No Name-Calling Week!