Greater Cincinnati Chapter
Community-led chapters supporting students and teachers.
GLSEN Greater Cincinnati is a chapter of GLSEN, a national organization fighting for every student’s right to a safe, supportive education.
GLSEN Greater Cincinnati is a grassroots initiative, working locally in our community to ensure safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. There are 43 Chapters around the country doing this important work. Join us today!
Our chapter supports students and educators locally, organizes around LGBTQ-affirming public policy, plans teacher trainings, and hosts events for students, educators, parents, and allies. Chapters like ours play an important role in bringing GLSEN’s programs and visions to right where we live, work, and learn. While some chapters have full-time or part-time staff, most are entirely volunteer-based. We're always looking for new volunteers to help us ensure safe schools for all students.
Explore our website to find out more about our work here in Greater Cincinnati and to learn about how you can get involved in local and national events.
Professional Development & Training
Our chapter offers Professional Development to educators, nonprofit professionals, and health practitioners on how to create safe schools and safe places for all young people. GLSEN research shows that the presence of supportive educators can have a significant positive impact on LGBTQ students’ academic achievement, as well as on their psychological well-being and long-term educational aspirations. GLSEN Professional Development aims to empower educators to act in allyship with LGBTQ students.
Our Professional Development Workshops will assist educators in building the following skills:
- Knowledge of LGBTQ student experiences in school
- Understanding what allyship can provide for LGBTQ students
- Awareness of the prevalence of anti-LGBTQ language and behavior in schools
- Willingness and ability to intervene when anti-LGBTQ name-calling and bullying occurs
- Willingness and ability to utilize curriculum inclusive of LGBTQ people, history and themes
- Willingness to advocate for the rights of LGBTQ students and ensure safe schools for all
- Access to resources and referral