GLSEN Programs in Public Schools

GLSEN–the nation’s largest homosexual advocacy group targeting public schools–sponsors many programs throughout the school year that celebrate and promote homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism and other sexual topics to children. Below are links to articles giving more in-depth information on some of these events and programs.

What’s the Day of Silence Really All About?

What Children Learn During GLSEN’s No-Name Calling Week (celebrated in January)

Information on GLSEN’s Ally Week (happens in mid October)

Transgender Day of Remembrance (occurs in mid November)

GLSEN’s School Sports Project

Also, GLSEN encourages educators and students to incorporate gay, lesbian and transgender themes into Black History Month in February and Women’s History Month in March. For instance, during Black History Month, GLSEN highlights a list of “heroes” (to be shared with teachers and “fellow classmates”) such as Marsha P. Johnson, described by GLSEN as someone who “was a transgender rights activist and has been designated by some as a queer saint.”