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Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network [web resource] [downloadable]

GLSEN335GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”) stands for the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, a national education organization working to create safe schools for all students.

GSLEN was founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks.

GLSEN works to improve school climate and champion LGBT issues in K-12 education by conducting research, authoring developmentally appropriate resources for educators, partnering with decision makers and national education organizations, and by supporting student-led efforts to positively impact their own schools and local communities.

Education professionals: Check out GSLEN’s educator resource section for guides, FAQs, gender-neutral language resources, and more for specific tools and tips. You may also download GSLEN’s LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum and Bullying, Bias & Diversity lesson plans.

GLSEN offers a variety of resources for students and educators looking to create change in their communities. From lesson plans and professional development for educators, to organizing materials and leadership opportunities with GLSEN’s National Student Council and Chapter programs, there’s a way for you to get involved.

Source: GLSEN | GLSEN, https://www.glsen.org | Copyright 2003-2018 GLSEN, Inc.

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