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.
We serve 23 counties in Northeast Ohio: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geagua, Harrison, Holmes, Huron, Jefferson, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbell, Tuscarawas, and Wayne.
Letter From GLSEN Northeast Ohio
GLSEN Northeast Ohio is a chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
Nationally, GLSEN works to ensure safe schools for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. There are over 40 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 here in Northeast Ohio 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.