September 5, 2012

GLSEN 2011 National School Climate Survey: Improvement, but still more progress needed

GLSEN released its 2011 National School Climate Survey today, and, while LGBT students are faring better than they have in the past, there is still a lot of room for improvement.

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April 20, 2012

Day of Silence Crucial for LGBT Youth of Color

Day of Silence begs the question: What will you do to end the silence? This is an important probe, especially when it comes to LGBT young people of color, as it asks for a unified front to battle the discrimination and bullying that LGBT youth endure in the school environment. Their safety and academic success is at risk due to fear of bullying and harassment.

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Study Shows Anti-LGBT Slurs Still Used for Harm

Celebrities, both LGBT-identified and not, have been rightly called out for using slurs or terms that perpetuate dangerous stereotypes about LGBT people. And while some have defended this usage, claiming that words such as "F*g" or "tra**y" do not spur hate and harm, a new study is proving otherwise.

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Elementary Schools and Bullying: What Students Really Face

GLSEN's climate report on elementary schools has the data to prove what students already know; anti-LGBT harassment and bullying is all too frequent for all students, starting at a very young age.

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Lesbian Youth Spearheads Make It Safe Project

The Make It Safe Project was started by Amelia Roskin-Frazee, a 14-year-old from San Francisco, to provide resources, in the form of books, to schools that lack the resources to keep their students safe. The project sends a Make It Safe Package of 10 books that address sexual orientation and gender identity to schools across the nation.

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November 7, 2011

Snapshots of Our Work

Wonder what we're up to at GLAAD? Find out inside!

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October 18, 2011

Celebrating GLSEN's Ally Week

The importance of GLSEN's Ally Week is that it gives those of us who work within the movement for LGBT equality a chance to acknowledge and recognize the crucial work of straight allies in our efforts.

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