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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