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LGBTQ Pride: Rise Up, Speak Out, Take Action

A picture of students marching in a pride parade with a rainbow overlay. The Text above them reads: Rise up, speak out, take action to protect LGBTQ youth

Pride is a celebration of our diverse identities and a time for taking action to advance our shared values of inclusive schools and communities for all. Throughout the month of June, and beyond, GLSEN and our partners call upon our communities to show support for LGBTQ students.

We must RISE UP and protect the most marginalized among us, who the Trump/Pence Administration has attacked in voice and policy. 

We must SPEAK OUT in support of all LGBTQ people, including students of color, Muslim students, undocumented students, and particularly for those living at the intersections of multiple marginalized identities. 

And we must TAKE ACTION to ensure that every child, in every school, has a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment in which to become their best self.

How will you RISE UP?

One way you can RISE UP for LGBTQ youth is to register to vote! Have a voice in your democracy and register here or text VOTEUP to 21333!

Show your support for LGBTQ youth and other marginalized communities by adding a RISE UP frame to your Facebook profile picture. Click on a frame below to add it to your profile picture and start a conversation! Then, take the actions listed below to show your pride and continue the fight for LGBTQ-inclusive schools.  

Rise Up for LGBTQ Students Facebook FrameRise Up for Trans and GNC Students Facebook FrameRise Up for Immigrant Students Facebook FramePhoto of GLSEN Education Manager Becca MuiRise Up to Protect Muslim Students Facebook Frame

 A poster of a rainbow fist with the words "Rise Up o Protect LGBTQ Students"

Rise Up

Speak Out

  • Educators, use your voice to affirm LGBTQ students and make your curriculum LGBTQ-inclusive with our LGBTQ History Timeline Lesson.
  • Learn about the power of self-identification and discuss what it means to be proud of the labels and identities that we all hold with your GSA!
  • Wear your pride out loud and on your sleeve with GLSEN's official 2018 Pride Shirt! (TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT - CHECK BACK SOON)
Photograph of a GLSEN's Official 2018 Pride Shirt
Poster of a student coming out of an all-gender bathroom with the words Rise Up for Trans and GNC Students

Take Action