GLSEN is proud to announce that it has been entrusted to manage Transgender Student Rights– a grassroots student-created organization, dedicated to creating safe schools for all, regardless of gender identity and expression. Transgender Student Rights will be merged into GLSEN’s existing work with transgender and gender nonconforming students, and become a vehicle for related resources, actions, and programs.
Transgender Student Rights was formed in 2009 in response to the advocacy needs of transgender and gender nonconforming students. Its past accomplishments have included a student rights resolution with a sample district policy, educational resources, direct service, and popular social media pages. In GLSEN, Transgender Student Rights' leaders see an opportunity to build upon the powerful foundation that they laid, and increase the capacity, sustainability and impact of their organizing efforts.
“Where previously Transgender Student Rights was run by volunteers, there will now be full-time GLSEN staff members helping us reach our goals,” said leaders Alex Pratt, Camden Goetz, Eli Erlick and Emet Tauber. “GLSEN’s strength in policy, research, education and advocacy will do incredible things for trans* and gender nonconforming justice in K-12 education.”