The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
GLSEN New Hampshire Mission Statement :
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network of New Hampshire believes that all schools should be safe and welcoming for all students regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. We believe that this can be achieved through the inclusion of clubs and organizations that foster support for GLBT individuals and their allies, inclusive anti-bullying polices, and inclusive educator professional development.
Letter From GLSEN New Hampshire
GLSEN New Hampshire is a chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). GLSEN works to ensure safe schools for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. There are over 30 Chapters around the country, which work closely with the national staff of GLSEN to implement programs, and to keep national staff informed of local events. The work that chapters do covers a variety of subjects and issues, from public policy to teacher training to supporting students and educators around the country.
Chapters like ours play an important role in bringing GLSEN's programs and visions to local communities. While some chapters have full-time or part-time staff, most are entirely volunteer-based. We're always looking for new volunteers to help us ensure safe schools for all students.
Please explore our website to find out more about our work and to learn about how you can get involved in local and national events. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions that are not answered on this site. Thank you for you interest and we're looking forward to hearing from you.
Cameron Ouellette, Chair
Lauren Petraitis, Vice Chair
Sean Braunstein, Treasurer/Fundraising Coordinator
Erin Reinhard, Secretary, Volunteer Coordinator
Jenn Belcher-MacAvoy, Education Chair
Ryan Richman, Policy and Research Chair
Rose Harmon, Student Leadership Development Coordinator
Heather Ouellette-Cygan, Press & Social Media Chair
Skye Payne, Chapter Student Leader
Christy Hegarty, Seacoast Regional Coordinator
Liza Draper, West Central Regional Coordinator