Tag Archive | GLSEN

US: Most LGBT+ students face homophobic/transphobic abuse

US: Most LGBT+ students face homophobic/transphobic abuse

Almost all LGBT+ students in the United States have heard offensive remarks about their sexuality or gender identity, with comments such as ‘that’s so gay’ regularly bandied around playgrounds and campus cafeterias, researchers said on Tuesday. Just under 99% of LGBT students, aged between 13 and 21, reported hearing disparaging comments about their sexuality or […]

Panic! At The Disco Releases New Music Video For ‘HIGH HOPES’!

Panic! At The Disco Releases New Music Video For ‘HIGH HOPES’!

Grammy-nominated band Panic! At The Disco have just released a new music video for the track, High Hopes, from the album, Pray For The Wicked. Directed by Brendan Walter and Mel Soria, the thrilling video sees frontman, Brendon Urie, bring the artwork for the band’s critically acclaimed new album to life. P!ATD recently continued its […]

Remove Hate From Your Internet – Free #LoveWins Extension!

Remove Hate From Your Internet – Free #LoveWins Extension!

Award winning open innovation studio, Connector, proudly launched its free #LoveWins Google Chrome extension to make the internet a more loving, tolerant place  According to GLSEN, 42% of LGBQTA+ youth have experienced cyber bullying, 58% say something bad is said to them or about them online just because of their sexuality and over 35% receive […]

US: GLSEN Responds to 7th Circuit Ruling On Transgender Rights

US: GLSEN Responds to 7th Circuit Ruling On Transgender Rights

In response to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling affirming the rights of a transgender high school student, Ash Whitaker, to use the bathroom that matches his gender identity, GLSEN’s (Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network) Director of Public Policy, Nathan Smith, released the following statement yesterday 31 May:  “This ruling justly affirms the rights […]

Watch: Julia Roberts at the GLSEN Respect Awards 2014

Julia Roberts is honoured at the GLSEN Respect Awards 2014, accepting the Humanitarian Award from Mark Pino, student ambassador for GLSEN, and Ryan Murphy. GLSEN is an organisation trying to ensure that LGBTQI students have a safe environment at school, and someone to go to if they are being bullied. GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & […]

Julia Roberts To Receive LGBT Humanitarian Award

Julia Roberts To Receive LGBT Humanitarian Award

  GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, has announced honorees for its upcoming GLSEN Respect Awards event to be held Friday, October 17, at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Among the list of recipients is the Hollywood actress, Julia Roberts, for her recent work in the HBO film, The Normal Heart. “We […]

International LGBT Youth Forum Launches in Dublin

The first International LGBT Youth Community Forum launched yesterday evening in Dublin, welcoming delegates from both the United States and Europe to the Irish capital for the two-day event.