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Our blog features impactful articles, useful guidance, and first-person stories told by LGBTQ students and community members. Whether it’s an inclusive lesson plan, a celebration of pride, or a moving op-ed from a member of our National Student Council, GLSEN’s blog is a resource for anyone looking to make schools safer and more inclusive for LGBTQ youth.

News and Stories

January 21st, 2020
New York, NY
GLSEN denounced the harmful religious exemptions to federally funded programs across nine federal agencies recently proposed by the Trump Administration. These new regulations would - among other things - make it easier for schools to qualify for Title IX exemptions as “religious schools,” and make it more difficult for states to protect students from discrimination carried out with public funds. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects students from discrimination on the basis of sex, which has been interpreted in recent years to cover discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
October 21st, 2019
Annual Gala Will Take Place on Friday, October 25 at the Beverly Wilshire
GLSEN is proud to announce that Elle Smith (they/them), a high school senior from Round Rock, Texas, will be honored as the 2019 Student Advocate of the Year at this year’s GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles.
July 15th, 2019
GLSEN, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth, is pleased to announce that it will honor Amazon Studios with the Visionary Award at the 2019 GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles.