Massachusetts Chapter

Community-led chapters supporting students and teachers.

A group of students at the NYC 2017 Pride Parade.

Our Chapter

GLSEN Massachusetts is a chapter of GLSEN, a national organization fighting for every student’s right to a safe, supportive education. 

GLSEN Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts and to learn about how you can get involved in local and national events.


Provincetown, MA
March 6th-8th, 2020
Provincetown, MA
Holyoke Massachusetts
Students, educators, and youth community organizers striving for safer, more affirming schools for LGBTQIA+ Youth- This conference is for you
















LGBTQ+ Youth Virtual Support Calendar

GLSEN Massachusetts is a chapter of GLSEN, a national organization fighting for every student’s right to a safe, supportive education. 

As we move into a period of supporting students in creative ways, many organizations are offering virtual meetings as a way for young people to connect. With all the information released daily, it can be hard to keep track of what's happening when and what support would work best for oneself. GLSEN MA has compiled a living calendar of meetings being held for LGBTQ+ and allied students by orgs across the state of Massachusetts. These virtual meetings range from informational workshops to identity based social groups. We hope to continue adding to and updating this calendar in the coming weeks. If you’d like to contribute, please email us at


Contributing Organizations 


Out Metro West

GSA Link


MA LGBTQ Youth Commission



GLSEN MA Virtual Drop-in Space

In the midst of social distancing, it’s important for folks to remain connected to community. Weekly on Thursdays at 6pm, GLSEN MA will be offering virtual support meetings for LGBTQ+ and allied students. Meetings typically consist of check-ins, mutual support from other young people, resource sharing, and games.

To receive the link to join the meeting, please register HERE.