GLSEN
For more than two decades, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network has been the driving force behind systemic change in K-12 schools that have made it safer to be an LGBT student, sponsoring gay-straight alliances and empowering students and faculty to come out as allies and create safe spaces for LGBT youth. Since 2001, Eliza Byard has been a driving force behind GLSEN, and she has served as its executive director since 2008. Under her leadership, GLSEN has earned the trust of every major educational and youth service in the country, and schools nationwide have adopted its original intervention strategies, including its Safe Space Campaign, No Name-Calling Week, and Day of Silence.
LGBT Students, Teachers Embrace Day of Silence
April 11 2014 1:39 PM ET

LGBT Students, Teachers Embrace Day of Silence

Kevin OKeeffe

Rainbow duct tape and vows of silence covered Twitter today in honor of GLSEN's annual Day of Silence.

Every Middle, High School Gets Kit to Help LGBT Students
December 17 2013 12:11 AM ET

Every Middle, High School Gets Kit to Help LGBT Students

Alex J Davidson

GLSEN says it has distributed 100,000 Safe Schools Kits to aid educators in guiding LGBT youth through academic and social challenges.

Do Your Taxes Pay For Anti-LGBT Policies In Schools?
December 13 2013 11:34 AM ET

Do Your Taxes Pay For Anti-LGBT Policies In Schools?

Alex J Davidson

A lack of transparency among private schools receiving state funding allows anti-LGBT policies to proliferate, an author suggests.

Redbox Picks Up 'Bridegroom' Despite Rule Against Documentaries
December 09 2013 2:53 PM ET

Redbox Picks Up Bridegroom Despite Rule Against Documentaries

Michelle Garcia

The president of Redbox announced that all 44,000 of its kiosks will stock gay-themed documentary Bridegroom.

Antibullying Law Gets More Support, Inches Closer to Passage
November 26 2013 11:29 AM ET

Antibullying Law Gets More Support, Inches Closer to Passage

Alex J Davidson

GLSEN reports that support for the Safe Schools Improvement Act increased in 2013, including endorsements from two key Republican senators.

Op-ed: Come at Me, Bro
October 23 2013 8:50 AM ET

Op-ed: Come at Me, Bro

Michelle Garcia

An open letter to the idiot who couldn't handle Spirit Day.

GLSEN to Honor 'Ender's Game' Production Company
September 05 2013 6:51 PM ET October 09 2014 12:20 PM ET

GLSEN to Honor Ender's Game Production Company

Sunnivie Brydum

The student advocacy group announced today it will be giving its Chairman's Award to Lionsgate Films, which is currently promoting the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game.

Leaders of Change
August 13 2013 4:00 AM ET

Leaders of Change

Advocate.com Editors

From fighting for marriage equality to furthering the education of youth, these are only a few of the people who are furthering social and legal justice for the LGBT community through outstanding leadership of nonprofit organizations.

Trans Teen Must Have Access to Male Locker Room, Says DOJ
July 25 2013 1:05 PM ET

DOJ Allows Trans Teen Access to Male Locker Room

Daniel Reynolds

The Department of Justice mandated that a California school district give a transgender student access to men's facilities.

Cast of Major Crimes Teams With GLSEN for Antibullying PSA
July 16 2013 3:36 PM ET

Cast of 'Major Crimes' Teams With GLSEN for Antibullying PSA

Jase Peeples

The cast of the popular TNT drama has partnered with the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network to battle bullying with an informative new video.

PHOTOS: Marry Me in Portland, Maine
June 19 2013 2:02 PM ET

PHOTOS: Marry Me in Maine

Advocate.com Editors

The theme for Southern Maine Pride this year was "Marry Me." This is the first celebration with marriage equality legal in the state.

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