Tag: GLSEN

7 Things NEVER to Say to LGBT Coworkers

For most, coming out at work is not an easy task. You can’t be sure how your company or peers will respond to your revelation. And despite recent reports that the workplace is growing increasingly accepting to LGBT employees, people often don’t know how to welcome a colleague who recently…

Guide to Gender Neutrality at Work

Not all of your employees are “he” or “she.” Many people prefer neutral pronouns and other identifiers. Here are guidelines on how to communicate with people without offending, courtesy of GLSEN and the Federal Office of Personnel Management. These guidelines apply to transgender employees, including those transitioning, as well as…

Study: Bullying of Gay Kids Starts Early and Often

By Michael Nam Photo by Shutterstock Long before children identify as being gay, lesbian or bisexual, they receive an elevated level of bullying in comparison to their peers, according to a longitudinal study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In a climate where legislators and extremist activists have…

In What States Do LGBT Students Get Harassed Most

By Julissa Catalan The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)an organization that focuses on improving the education system and experience for LGBT studentshas released new, detailed information following the 2013 release of its National School Climate Survey. Close to 8,000 LGBT students between the ages of 13 and 21from…

GLSEN Announces Danny Moder & Julia Roberts to Receive Humanitarian Award at 2014 GLSEN Respect Awards Los Angeles

GLSEN ANNOUNCES DANNY MODER & JULIA ROBERTS TO RECEIVE HUMANITARIAN AWARD AT 2014 GLSEN RESPECT AWARDS – LOS ANGELES NBC Entertainment’s ROBERT GREENBLATT to receive Chairman’s Award; Dancing with the Stars’ DEREK HOUGH to be honored with Inspiration Award Los Angeles GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network), the…

GLSEN Executive Director Dr. Eliza Byard to Deliver Speech Wednesday at 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, Only Leader of LGBT Organization Selected to Speak

GLSEN Executive Director Dr. Eliza Byard to Deliver Speech Wednesday at 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, Only Leader of LGBT Organization Selected to Speak Dr. Byard to Speak Alongside Presidents Obama, Clinton, Carter at Lincoln Memorial MEDIA CONTACT Andy Marra Public Relations Manager 646-388-6575 amarra@glsen.org WASHINGTON Aug. 21,…

Jason Collins: The Courage to Come Out

NBA player Jason Collins received the Courage Award at GLSEN’s New York Respect Awards on May 20, 2013. This edited version of his remarks appeared in the Summer 2013 edition of the DiversityInc magazine. CLICK HERE to read the digital edition of this and past issues. As I’m sure you…

Gay 'Cutest Couple' Principal: A Lesson for Corporate America

By Manuel McDonnell-Smith Last week, the Internet was abuzz about Carmel (N.Y.) High School seniors Dylan Meehan and Bradley Taylor. The openly gay teens won the title of Cutest Couple in their high school’s yearbook. The honor, revealed at the school’s senior picnic, also came with widespread media attentionwhich surprised…

Why Are Gay College Athletes in the Closet

Basketball photo by Shutterstock By Barbara Frankel Why are there so few out gay and lesbian athletes in college sports While most university campuses have become much more inclusive of LGBT students and faculty, team sports are at least a decade behind, according to several experts we interviewed. The video…