News & Press

July 14th, 2015
GLSEN Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, issued a statement following this afternoon’s vote by the U.S. Senate on the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA) as an amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
June 26th, 2015
GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, applauded the decision handed down today by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, granting same-sex couples the right to marry in all states.
June 3rd, 2015
GLSEN honored Matthew Morrison, Jon Stryker, Johnson & Johnson, teacher Desiree Raught and the Nixa High School Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at the 12th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards – New York on Monday, June 1 at Cipriani 42nd Street.
June 2nd, 2015
GLSEN has partnered with Target to produce a mini-documentary highlighting the work of students, educators and volunteers who have improved school climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth across the country.
May 19th, 2015
GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, thanked Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and the state’s Legislature for passing and signing into law a ban on the use of conversion therapy on minors.
April 15th, 2015
Thousands of students across the country will participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence, an annual international event that brings attention to the anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment that is common in schools.
April 8th, 2015
GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, thanked President Obama for calling for an end to conversion therapy for minors.
April 7th, 2015
GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, made the following statement on the release of the ‘Every Child Achieves Act of 2015,' the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee’s proposed bill for reauthorizing ESEA.
February 26th, 2015
GLSEN Executive Director Dr. Eliza Byard applauded Facebook’s decision to allow users to add their own description beyond the pre-set options to accurately describe their gender identity.
February 5th, 2015
GLSEN today announced expansion of its chapter network to 40 in 28 states with the addition of three new chapters: GLSEN Atlanta, GLSEN Southeast Arkansas and GLSEN Springfield.
January 29th, 2015
GLSEN Statement on the Reintroduction of the Safe Schools Improvement Act by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey
January 4th, 2015
Online Auction Offers Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences to Benefit GLSEN's Efforts in K-12 Schools.
November 13th, 2014
GLSEN today released state-level data from its biennial National School Climate Survey report for 29 states that show that schools remain unsafe for the majority of LGBT students.
October 21st, 2014
Biennial National School Climate Survey report shows how ongoing hostile school climates impact the safety and mental health of LGBT students, as well as their educational outcomes.
April 29th, 2014
GLSEN Names Dr. Laura Taylor of Illinois Educator of the Year
April 29th, 2014
U.S. Department of Education Issues Guidance Clarifying Title IX Protections for Transgender Students
April 25th, 2014
Gov. Deval Patrick Signs Legislation Making Massachusetts 17th State to Enact Enumerated Anti-Bullying Law
April 9th, 2014
Hundreds of thousands of students participated in GLSEN’s Day of Silence on 4/11.
April 4th, 2014
United States, UNESCO and International NGOs to Host French Premiere of Award-Winning Film ‘Bully’