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Our Chapter: GLSEN Greater Cincinnati

2017-18 CalendarGLSEN Greater Cincinnati works for safe, respectful K-12 schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Our programs include:

  • Youth Group, a weekly social and organizing group for LGBTQPIA and allied middle and high school age youth
  • Youth Summit, a free annual day-long conference of workshops, networking sessions and community building for LGBTQ and allied youth, and adults who work with youth
  • Trainings including Safe Space, which empowers educators to be identifiable resources to LGBTQ and allied students. Request a training at this link.
  • Support for Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) in schools
  • Stories Project, illustrating school experiences through multimedia. View Stories Project: NOW on YouTube

GLSEN Greater Cincinnati was a founding chapter of the GLSEN network in 1995.

Local volunteer leaders include:

Chapter Chair/School Engagement: Traci Bayless

Volunteer Coordinators: Jennifer Boblitt-Johnson, Meeka Jones

Youth Group Coordinator: Caroline Muller

Youth Group Facilitators: Brandi Kekua-Ellison, JC Purk, Dan Stultz

GSA Support: Meredith Melvin

Trainings/Speaker Requests: Shawn Jeffers (Complete request form here.)

Community Events/Information Tables: Kathy LaufmanCaroline Braun

Policy/Legislative Coordinator: Caroline Muller

Treasurer: John P. Bruggen

Stories Project Video: Josh Wagoner

Internships: Kathy Laufman

Youth Summit: Shawn Jeffers

Members At-Large: Renee Hevia, Elisa Hoffman, Zoey Peach, Estelle Riley  

Communications Lead: Open - Inquire about filling volunteer position.

Fundraising Lead: Open - Inquire about filling volunteer position.



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