February 13, 2013
As you have probably noticed, news headlines have been filled with stories of coaches and athletes talking about LGBT issues. Some stories have spotlighted brave straight allies like GLSEN supporter and star NBA player Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets. Yet, it’s still far too common to read about homophobia in Physical Education and sports, [...]
September 20, 2012
GLSEN’s Public Relations Manager Andy Marra recently spoke with author Stephen Chbosky who is behind the best-selling book and film “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” Stephen chats about what inspired him to write the book, how Ferris Bueller inspired a character, and why students need to read more LGBT literature in school.
August 3, 2012
GLSEN recently sat down for an interview with actress Brittany Ishibashi. In a casual conversation, Brittany dishes about her latest role as Anne Ogami on “Political Animals,” who inspired her in high school and why schools should be safe for LGBT students.
February 9, 2012
Who doesn’t love a good beat with a positive message? XELLE is partnering up with GLSEN for the release of their third single “Invincible” to support our work to ensure safe schools for LGBT students and their allies. The ladies of XELLE (JC Cassis, Rony G and Mimi Imfurst) are using the upcoming release of [...]
January 27, 2012
Today marks the last day of GLSEN’s ninth annual No Name-Calling Week. We couldn’t be more happier with the participation. As we mentioned in a previous post, thousands of schools took part including communities like Kewanee, IL; Fort Scott, KS; Asheville, NC and; Mandeville, LA. But what about when a corporation teams up to participate in No [...]
January 25, 2012
GLSEN is proud to support the first-ever National Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Day! We teamed up with more than 35+ statewide and national partners to recognize the amazing contributions GSAs have made and continue to make in schools across the country. GSA Day was first organized in 2006 by the Iowa Pride Network after Governor Tom [...]
January 24, 2012
GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week is well underway in thousands of schools all across the country. The nationally recognized event is aimed at addressing name-calling and bullying in schools. The week-long event was first organized by GLSEN and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing with more than 50 participating organizations supporting the week-long event including the National Education Association and the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
January 6, 2012
Changing the Game Project Director Pat Griffin and NCLR Sports Project Director Helen Carroll Declared Outsports’ “Persons of the Year”
Today we were excited to learn that Changing the Game: GLSEN Sports Project Director Pat Griffin and NCLR’s Sport Project Director Helen Carroll were named the 2011 Persons of the Year by Outsports’ readers. Readers of the the popular LGBT sports publication cast a whopping 53% of their votes to both long-time activists. Other finalists [...]
January 4, 2012
Today Barnes & Noble announced its returning partnership with GLSEN in support of No Name-Calling Week.The retailer announced its second-year partnership with their release posted below. Barnes & Noble also joins Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Cisco, McDonald’s, Allstate Foundation and Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation as institutional partners for the annual event. Barnes & [...]
December 21, 2011
2009 National School Climate Survey GLSEN would like to highlight an important addition to researchon LGBT youth, the new article “High School Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) and Young Adult Well-Being”in the November Applied DevelopmentalScience, which examines the long-term, positive impact of GSAs. The study titled, “High School Gay-Straight-Alliances (GSAs) and Young Adult Well-Being,” was co-authored by [...]