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There are many ways to push for change in your community. GLSEN is here to help you get started and come up with ideas.

Make a powerful statement by participating in the Day of Silence. Bring your school community together with Solidarity Week. Teach respect in and out of the gym/field by learning about GLSEN's Changing the Game. Foster connections and organize together year-round by starting a Gender and Sexuality Alliance at your school.

Student leaders are the most valuable, powerful base of action that exists in our country today. When students lead the way, real change happens. Use these resources to work for positive change and build community in your school!

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A large group of volunteers and students from GLSEN Omaha smile and hold up rainbow flags and illustrated Rise Up posters. The posters read: rise up to protect immigrant students; rise up to protect Muslim students; rise upt o protect LGBTQ students; RESIST; rise up to protect trans and GNC students; rise up to protect black students; protect trans students; let youth lead.

GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliances)

You can make a difference! LGBTQ student-led clubs and GSAs (Gender and Sexuality Alliances) are leading the work to create safe and LGBTQ-inclusive schools, and student organizers are the nation’s most powerful base for creating change. Along with providing space to organize, GSAs are spaces where students can receive support, socialize, and find community together.

GLSEN research indicates that students at schools with a GSA were less likely to feel unsafe because of their sexual orientation or gender expression and missed less school than their peers who attended schools without a GSA. LGBTQ students with a GSA at their school also reported less anti-LGBTQ discrimination.

Find out how to start a GSA, get free resources to support your GSA's work, take part in the Day of Silence, Solidarity Week, and GLSEN's Changing the Game, and join the national network of more than GSAs by registering your student club today!

GLSEN Programs

GLSEN’s Day of Silence, Solidarity Week, and Changing the Game are designed to give you the tools that you need to urge your school to address and help end anti-LGBTQ+ bullying and help build a school community around solidarity and respect for all.

GLSEN School Calendar

Every school year, we put together a calendar of GLSEN events that address LGBTQ+ and social justice issues, and that allows youth and educators to learn about diverse communities and take action to create safe inclusive schools for all.

Check out our 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

GLSEN 2021-22 School Year Calendar

Student Action Resources

Program
GSA
Educator Network
Type
Student Action Resources
Identity Topic
Students of Color
Black LGBTQ Students
Type
Student Action Resources
Educator Guides
Journals and Books
Issue
Inclusive Curriculum
Program
Ally Week
No Name Calling Week
Type
Student Action Resources
Policy and Advocacy
Program
GSA
Type
Student Action Resources
Program
Ally Week
Type
Student Action Resources
Policy and Advocacy