Our mission is to ensure that every member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Learn about the real action GLSEN is taking on the local, state and federal levels to make schools better and safer, and the policies proven to make a difference.
Our staff researchers have explored LGBTQ issues in education and the impact of bullying on school climate for nearly 20 years. Their groundbreaking research has identified the problems and found the solutions that work.
Learn how we leverage our 25+ years of leadership and expertise in the U.S. to engage and support our partners abroad.
Want to take action but don’t know how? Take part in GLSEN programs and events designed to help students, teachers, allies – anyone – take a stand and effect change in their school.
It’s easier than you think to get involved and make a difference. Join or start a Gender and Sexuality Alliance or take part in one of our student leadership programs to make your school a better place.
GLSEN UP is a movement of action-takers and change-makers. Visit our policy action center to contact your elected officials, learn about our current campaigns, and GLSEN UP to social change.
Find lesson plans and resources to build safe, inclusive and affirming classrooms for all students.
Learn how to make your classroom and your school a safe, supportive space for all LGBT students.
Participate in the largest network of K-12 educators working to create safe, supportive school environments for all LGBT students.
Connect with GLSEN chapters to help make change in your community or to get support locally. With locations across the US, our chapters work to bring GLSEN's programs and visions to their communities.
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Check out our calendar of the many national and local GLSEN events hosted throughout the year.
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Un/Safe Places: The Experiences of LGBT Youth in Rural Schools