December 16, 2009

>GLSEN Top 100 Vote-Getter in Chase Community Giving Contest

>You did it! GLSEN finished in the Top 100 in the first round of the Chase Community Giving campaign on Facebook.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who voted for GLSEN. We are extremely humbled by the support of so many who believe in our mission to ensure safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

By placing in the Top 100, GLSEN will receive a $25,000 donation toward our work to create a world where all students are valued and respected, a world where words like "fag" and "dyke" are no longer considered acceptable phrases in some schools and classrooms, a world where nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT students no longer experience harassment in school each year because of their sexual orientation, a world where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community.

A world where young people like Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover no longer make the choice that not living is easier than enduring constant bullying and harassment at school.

Voting in Round 2 starts Jan. 15. Please consider voting for GLSEN again, or for the first time. The overall winner receives a donation of $1 million.

See the full list of the Top 100 here.

And thank you again.

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