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  • GLSEN's Day of Silence 2015

    Thousands of students across the country will participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence, an annual international event that brings attention to the anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment that is common in schools.


    Obama Calls to End Conversion Therapy

    GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, thanked President Obama for calling for an end to conversion therapy for minors.

  • GLSEN on Every Child Achieves Act

    GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, made the following statement on the release of the ‘Every Child Achieves Act of 2015,' the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee’s proposed bill for reauthorizing ESEA.


    GLSEN Reacts to Indiana's Revised RFRA

    GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, made the following statement on Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s signing of the revised Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

  • 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.


    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.

  • GLSEN on SSIA 2015

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


    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.

  • 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.


    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.

  • 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.


    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.

  • 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.


    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.

  • 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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