News & Press

June 17th, 2020
GLSEN's Executive Director Eliza Byard lays out the concrete actions GLSEN will take to own up to our past mistakes and strive to become an anti-racist organization that centers the voices and leadership of Black and other BIPOC people.
June 17th, 2020
GLSEN's Deputy Executive Director Melanie Willingham-Jaggers explains how the landmark Supreme Court ruling affirming LGBTQ employment protections is also a call to action to fight for Black lives.
June 15th, 2020
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court took a momentous step by affirming federal non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans, including the many LGBTQ educators in K-12 schools who have faced harassment or job loss simply because of who they are.
May 29th, 2020
This spring has been a stark and stinging reminder that racism, and its strategic objective, white supremacy, is as defining a characteristic of the American experience as those ideals upon which we claim to hold our democracy — justice, equality, liberty.
April 10th, 2020
HRC Foundation’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities program to feature student speaker

Announcements on other speakers, honorees and special guests to follow.
April 10th, 2020
New York, NY
The largest student-led protest against the silencing of LGBTQ voices is scheduled for Friday, April 24th.
April 10th, 2020
New York, NY
The COVID-19 epidemic is causing uncertainty in every aspect of our lives, but there is one thing I am still certain about from nearly two decades of leading GLSEN: During times of crisis, our sense of community is what will help us prevail.
April 10th, 2020
Boise, ID
"Public officials must not allow transgender students to be targeted for political gain or in the service of a radical anti-LGBTQ agenda. In this time of national trauma and crisis, we need them to pursue policies that increase connection and community, and support all students.”
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.
June 20th, 2019
Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, will be honored at 2019 GLSEN Respect Awards in Los Angeles with the Champion Award for his ongoing commitment to fighting for LGBTQ rights and creating safe spaces for members of the LGBTQ community.
May 21st, 2019
GLSEN honored Brendon Urie, the cast of POSE, Ace Schwarz, and the Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School, GSA Spectrum, last night, at the annual GLSEN Respect Awards – New York at Cipriani 42nd Street.
May 2nd, 2019
This new legislation expands the state’s indecent exposure law to specifically target and criminalize transgender people, including trans students
April 10th, 2019
Senate Bill 5689 will create safer schools for transgender students in the state
April 4th, 2019
New Mexico becomes the 19th state, along with Washington DC, to have a comprehensive anti-bullying law inclusive of LGBTQ students
March 19th, 2019
Brendon Urie, front man of the band Panic! at the Disco, will receive the Inspiration Award for his ongoing commitment to LGBTQ youth and for investing in the power of students to create more inclusive schools.
March 15th, 2019
Senate Bill 288 will decrease bullying and increase safety for LGBTQ students in New Mexico