News & Press

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
March 13th, 2019
The Equality Act would provide explicit protections to millions of Americans who face discrimination, including LGBTQ students and educators
March 4th, 2019
HB 1151 grossly expands the state’s indecent exposure law to specifically target and criminalize transgender people, including trans students
February 21st, 2019
GLSEN will honor the cast and creative team of Pose with the Champion Award during the 2019 GLSEN Respect Awards – New York, on Monday, May 20, 2019 at Cipriani 42nd Street.
January 14th, 2019
Despite a lack of critical training and resources, school counselors, psychologists, and social workers hold positive attitudes towards and work to support LGBTQ students. Particular need for increased education and training...
January 9th, 2019
State snapshots of data from 41 states and Puerto Rico show our nation's schools are unsafe for many LGBTQ students.
December 18th, 2018
GLSEN, NBJC, NCTE, & PFLAG condemn Federal Commission on School Safety recommendation to rescind school disciplinary guidance.
November 16th, 2018
Education Secretary DeVos' proposed new Title IX rules for schools handling allegations of sexual harassment aimed at scrapping Obama-era guidance that sought to protect students raising accusations of sexual harassment and assault.
November 8th, 2018
Leading national organizations working to advance equity for youth, including youth of color, LGBTQ youth, and youth at the intersections of these identities, issue call to action to advance equity & justice for LGBTQ youth of color.
November 7th, 2018
GLSEN issued the following statement regarding a historic win for transgender rights in Massachusetts, accompanied by historic gains in representation by LGBTQ people, people of color, and women in public life.
October 21st, 2018
"To claim that this proposal has anything to do with science, objectivity, and the requirements of effective administration is a vicious lie," said Eliza Byard, GLSEN Executive Director.
October 21st, 2018
Yara Shahidi, Ellen Pompeo, Max Mutchnick & David Kohan, Twentieth Century Fox Films, and Student Advocate of the Year, Ruby Noboa, honored at GLSEN's 2018 Respect Awards - Los Angeles.