Inclusive public education is the foundation of democracy.
November 07 2022 5:18 PM
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.
The conservative claim that LGBTQ+ topics are being taught in school is not only false, but the reality is damaging the kids that they claim to want to protect.
New York Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Ritchie Torres, and at least 50 House Democratic co-sponsors introduced the LGBTQI+ and Women's History Education Act today.
Melanie Willingham-Jaggers, the youth-oriented LGBTQ+ organization's new executive director, enters her job at a critical time.
Melanie Willingham-Jaggers will lead GLSEN through a new chapter in its work to create safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ+ students.
The star of The L Word: Generation Q was honored with GLSEN's Champion award for her activism and support of LGBTQ+ youth.
Jessica McNamee weighed in on whether the stadium honoring the anti-LGBT tennis icon should be renamed.
GLSEN says it has distributed 100,000 Safe Schools Kits to aid educators in guiding LGBT youth through academic and social challenges.
A lack of transparency among private schools receiving state funding allows anti-LGBT policies to proliferate, an author suggests.
The president of Redbox announced that all 44,000 of its kiosks will stock gay-themed documentary Bridegroom.
GLSEN reports that support for the Safe Schools Improvement Act increased in 2013, including endorsements from two key Republican senators.