Policy & Advocacy

Policy Resources

GLSEN advocates for making schools safer for LGBTQ young students through the passage of laws and policies that protect them from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. 

GLSEN has created a toolkit of evidence-based model policies and policy recommendations based on what’s working across the country and what our expertise shows us will make schools safer for all students, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Our policy toolkit, including our model policies and “Respect for All: Policy Recommendations to Support LGBTQ Students,” is intended for application and adaptation to any community, at any scale. Bring our policy resources to your superintendent or principal, your school board, or even your state legislature to advocate for policies to support safe and affirming schools for all.

If you’re interested in making your school a safer space, we’re here to help. GLSEN has developed and made available a range of tools for individuals and groups working at any level to implement a safe schools campaign.

All GLSEN Resources are hosted below. Please contact GLSEN Public Policy at publicpolicy@glsen.org with any questions.

Policy Resources

Program
No Name Calling Week
Type
Policy and Advocacy
Issue
Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination
Type
Policy and Advocacy
Issue
Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination
Type
Policy and Advocacy
Issue
Athletics
Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination
Identity Topic
Transgender Students
Nonbinary Students
Gender Non Conforming ​​​​​​​(GNC) Student