Tuesday, September 2, 2014

LGBTQ Kids Return To School

LGBTQ teens are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers after facing bullying incidents. In America 33 states still don't protect LGBTQ students with anti-bullying laws. With the school year beginning this week across America GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network), the nation’s leading education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students, has launched GLSEN’s 25 Days for Safer Schools back-to-school initiative. As part of the effort GLSEN will highlight a different educational resource each day for 25 consecutive school days through September 29th. GLSEN programs & resources have been used in thousands of classrooms & educational communities across all 50 states & the District of Columbia. In addition to kicking off the back-to-school season, GLSEN is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015. GLSEN mission is that all students deserve a safe & affirming school environment where they can learn & grow. GLSEN has led the way on LGBT issues in K-12 education since 1990. Through pioneering original research, innovative program development, community organizing, student leadership development & targeted state & federal advocacy, GLSEN has seen the impact of its work through the development of educational resources, direct engagement of youth & educators & national programs like GLSEN’s Day of Silence, the country’s largest student-led event, No Name-Calling Week, Changing the Game & Think B4 You Speak.
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Marilyn said...

Thank you GLSEN for your work within the schools. These initiatives are timely and can make a huge difference in a young person's life at school and in life.

September 4, 2014 at 1:11 PM  

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