June 08, 2010

>Seven Years and Counting...

>I have been asked to introduce myself to all of you who may not know me. My name is Christian Fuscarino and I am the new communication intern here at GLSEN. It’s odd for me to use “new” and “at GLSEN” in the same sentence as I’ve been working with the organization for over seven years now. I first heard of GLSEN in my very first GSA meeting at high school. I taught myself at a very young age that it is important to be proud of who you are regardless of what society thinks. In fact, a few months after I came out I started to sport a rainbow wristband, but I didn’t know quite how important that was until later in my life. After learning about GLSEN I knew immediately that in order to live fully in my life and be true to myself, I needed to get involved. Since then, I have been a “Jump-Start Student Organizer,” a volunteer at National, a chapter chair for GLSEN Northern New Jersey, and now the communications intern.

A lot has changed at GLSEN since I first started back in 2004, but one thing has always stayed the same; GLSEN’s mission to ensure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Over the next few months of working here I hope to bring you the very spirit that keeps our mission alive with inspiring stories, pressing news and important discussions. I have been committed to social networking since my 2007 award-winning independent PSA release (see below) to raise awareness about GLSEN’s National Day of Silence (http://www.dayofsilence.org/). Since that project, I promise you I have improved my skills and knowledge about the GLBT movement and will share all I can with you via the power of internet.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you, reading your opinions and responses and answering any questions you may have about the work that we do. I encourage you to get involved, stay informed and educate many.

If you’re ready to get started, below I’ve included all of GLSEN’s links that you’ll need to get connected:

http://blog.glsen.org/
http://www.facebook.com/NationalDayofSilence
http://www.facebook.com/GLSEN
http://twitter.com/GLSEN

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Your friend in the movement,

Christian Fuscarino

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