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Robin Roberts, Chely Wright, Clay Aiken, Janet Mock and More at GLSEN Respect Awards

By Brian Scott Lipton | Wednesday May 21, 2014
With such LGBT luminaries in the house as Robin Roberts, Clay Aiken, Chely Wright, Janet Mock and more, there was an "explosion of choice" for role models at Monday’s annual GLSEN Respect Awards.

GLSEN Honors Trans Advocate Janet Mock

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 20, 2014
On May 19 at New York City’s Gotham Hall, GLSEN, honored New York Times bestselling author Janet Mock, AT&T and the 2014 Educator of the Year and Gay-Straight Alliance of the Year.

LGBT Youth and Allies Participate in GLSEN Day of Silence

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Apr 11, 2014
GLSEN helps keeps kids safe with the 19th Annual Day of Silence, an event that raises awareness against the impact of bullying on LGBT youth.

Gay-Straight Club Lawsuit Moves Forward

Friday Mar 7, 2014
Students fighting to have a gay-straight alliance club at their middle school in central Florida have won a partial victory for the time being.

GLSEN Mass. Conference Works to Teach Respect

By Tony Hobday | Tuesday Apr 9, 2013
The Mar. 30 GLSEN conference at MIT brought together students, educators, parents and advocates, for a daylong block of workshops teaching a more inclusive curriculum.

Reflections of a Rock Lobster: Gay Youth Still Fighting for Safer Schools

By Antoinette Weil | Saturday Mar 2, 2013
More than 30 years after Aaron Fricke sued his school for the right to escort his boyfriend to a prom, LGBT students are still fighting to prevent discrimination and bullying in schools.

GLSEN to Be Featured at Super Bowl

By Steve Weinstein | Wednesday Feb 1, 2012
A video about tolerance from the Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Alliance will be shown on the Jumbotron during the Super Bowl game in Indianapolis, a first for an LGBT group.

GLBT Youth Advocacy Group to FRC: Cease and Desist

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Aug 16, 2011
Lawyers for a GLBT youth advocacy organization have sent word to cease and desist to one of two hate groups that have attempted to smear the youth advocates with a safer sex pamphlet intended for gay adults.

San Diego Padres Sign GLSEN’s Team Respect Challenge

By Sylvia Rodemeyer | Thursday Jul 21, 2011
The San Diego Padres are the first professional sports team in the country to sign onto the GLSEN’s Team Respect challenge. This project seeks to promote athletics and physical education classes safe and inclusive for LGBT students.

Homophobic Groups Don’t Want to Hear About ’Day of Silence’

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Apr 18, 2011
April 15 was the national Day of Silence, an annual occasion on which GLBT youth and their straight allies keep quiet outside of the classroom to symbolize the plight of voiceless, powerless teens. But anti-gay groups didn’t want to hear about it.