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The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Pittsburgh chapter is reaching out to you to let you know about some of our youth programs. GLSEN Pittsburgh works to create safe school environments for K-12 students. We believe that a safe and ... Read more
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Pittsburgh chapter is reaching out to you to let you know about some of our youth programs. GLSEN Pittsburgh works to create safe school environments for K-12 students. We believe that a safe and welcoming school environment is essential for learning and healthy development, and that the uniqueness of each student must be valued. Research shows that young people are most likely to be bullied based on their perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Therefore, our work emphasizes but extends beyond issues affecting LGBTQ students, demonstrating concern for the safety and well-being of all students.
GLSEN Pittsburgh is a chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
Nationally, GLSEN works to ensure safe schools for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. There are over 30 chapters around the country, which work closely with the national staff of GLSEN to implement programs, and to keep national staff informed of local events. The work that chapters do covers a variety of subjects and issues, from public policy to teach training to supporting students and edcuators around the country.
Chapters like ours play an important role in bringing GLSEN's programs and visions to local communities. While some chapters have full-time or part-time staff, most are entirely volunteer based. We're always looking for new volunteers to help us ensure safe schools for all students!
Please explore our website or visit us on Facebook to find out more about our work here in Pittsburgh and to learn about how you can get involved in local and natioanl events. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions that are not answered on this site.
Thank you for your interest and we're looking forward to hearing from you!