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  • GLSEN's Day of Silence 2015

    GLSEN's Day of Silence 2015 is almost here! Register now to be counted amongst the thousands of GLSEN's Day of Silence participants this year.

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  • GLSEN Praises SSIA Reintroduction

    GLSEN Praises the Reintroduction of the Safe Schools Improvement Act

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  • GLSEN's Respect Awards - New York 2015

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  • National School Climate Survey

    New findings on LGBT youth experiences at school, including 29 state snapshots!

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Latest News and Announcements

  • GLSEN on Arkansas RFRA

    GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, reacts to Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s refusal to sign HB 1228, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and instead asking the Arkansas legislature to recall and revise the bill.

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    GLSEN on Indiana "Religious Freedom" Act

    GLSEN's Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, expressed outrage over Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s decision to sign the Religious Freedom Restoration Act after it was passed by the state legislature earlier this week.

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  • GLSEN on the Retirement of Steve Nash

    GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard congratulated Steve Nash on his retirement today and thanked him for his pioneering support of LGBT youth.

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    First LGBTQ-Friendly Online College Fair

    Hundreds of students and college representatives take part in the first-ever online college fair, hosted by GLSEN and Campus Pride, focused on helping LGBTQ and ally students find colleges and universities that are inclusive and supportive.

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  • Facebook Allows Users to Add Own Gender

    GLSEN Executive Director Dr. Eliza Byard applauded Facebook’s decision to allow users to add their own description beyond the pre-set options to accurately describe their gender identity.

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    GLSEN on SSIA 2015

    GLSEN Statement on the Reintroduction of the Safe Schools Improvement Act by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey

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  • GLSEN Statement on SNDA Reintroduction

    GLSEN Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, applauded the reintroduction of the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA) by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.

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    GLSEN Welcomes Three New Chapters

    GLSEN today announced expansion of its chapter network to 40 in 28 states with the addition of three new chapters: GLSEN Atlanta, GLSEN Southeast Arkansas and GLSEN Springfield.

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  • GLSEN on Obama's Budget Proposal

    GLSEN Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, today applauded key elements of President Obama’s proposed budget, specifically noting increases in funding for equity and opportunity in education.

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    GLSEN's No Name-Calling Week 2015

    As part of its ongoing mission to create safe and affirming schools for all students, GLSEN will celebrate No Name-Calling Week January 19-23 with educators and students across the country – and more than 60 partner organizations.

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  • D.C. Bans Conversion Therapy for Minors

    GLSEN Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, released the following statement in response to Mayor Vincent Gray signing into law “The Conversion Therapy for Minors Prohibition Amendment Act of 2013,” a ban on “conversion therapy” for minors.

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    New Report Highlights Lack of Data about Transgender People

    The Gender Identity in U.S. Surveillance Group, on which GLSEN is represented, released a report that highlights the lack of survey measures to identify gender minority respondents in most federally-supported population-based surveys.

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  • GLSEN Releases School Climate Survey

    Biennial National School Climate Survey report shows how ongoing hostile school climates impact the safety and mental health of LGBT students, as well as their educational outcomes.

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    GLSEN Releases State Snapshots

    GLSEN today released state-level data from its biennial National School Climate Survey report for 29 states that show that schools remain unsafe for the majority of LGBT students.

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  • Dept. of Ed.: Title IX Protects Trans Students

    U.S. Department of Education Issues Guidance Clarifying Title IX Protections for Transgender Students

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