What work does GLSEN do in Public Policy?
GLSEN believes that a quality K-12 education is a fundamental right of every American. To that end, GLSEN works with policy makers at the local, state and federal level to ensure that the best and most inclusive safe schools policies are considered, passed and implemented.
In addition to GLSEN's national headquarters in New York, GLSEN's Public Policy office is located in our nation's capital. The current address of the Public Policy office is:
1012 14th Street, NW, Suite 1105
Washington DC 20005
What is GLSEN's record of achievement in Public Policy?
When GLSEN was founded in 1990, less than a million students attended schools in states where LGBT students were protected from harassment; today 12 million do. Eight states and Washington, D.C., currently have safe schools laws the properly address and include anti-LGBT bullying and harassment. Several local communities and major school districts also have local policies. GLSEN is currently working with lawmakers in several states to introduce and implement new safe schools laws.
What policy issues does GLSEN take a stand on?
GLSEN works with policy makers and national organizations in multiple arenas to best ensure the fulfillment of GLSEN's vision. In 2001, GLSEN's national board of directors adopted a Public Policy Platform which outlines the issues on which GLSEN takes a public stand and makes a priority in our public policy work.
To read GLSEN's Public Policy Platform, click here.