Northern Virginia Chapter

Community-led chapters supporting students and teachers.

A group of students at the NYC 2017 Pride Parade

Our Chapter

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

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


Northern Kentucky University
1 Louie B Nunn Dr
Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099
Youth Summit is a FREE day-long event that draws LGBTQ and allied youth from all over the Greater Cincinnati area. The day includes a resource fair, lunch, workshop sessions, dinner, drag show, and dance.
Arizona Opera
1636 N Central Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Equality New Mexico, SAGE Albuquerque, and GLSEN Albuquerque present the world premiere of The Whistle!