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Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to value and respect all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. This entry explores GLSEN’s major contributions to advancing LGBTQ issues in K–12 education.

GLSEN works toward school climates in which differences are valued for their contributions toward a more vibrant, diverse community, and strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected. GLSEN works with educators, policy makers, community leaders, parents, and students on the urgent need to address anti-LGBTQ behavior and bias in schools. GLSEN provides public education about LGBTQ experiences in K–12 ...

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