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Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network


Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
Eliza Byard, Executive Director and Alison Gill, Public Policy Manager

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 respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community. For information on GLSEN's research, educational resources, public policy advocacy, student organizing programs and educator training initiatives, visit

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