GLSEN Albuquerque is a chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
Chapters like ours play an important role in bringing GLSEN's programs and visions to local communities. In our first year, we have been able to collaborate with educators around GLSEN's Ally Week which Celebrates Kindess in schools and assisted young trailblazers in their organizing around GLSEN's Day of Silence.
GLSEN Albuaquerque & PFLAG recently completed our first annual VOICES Conference to create safe schools for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Youth. The event was a tremendous success!
Keynote Speakers included GLSEN Executive Director, Eliza Byard, Ph.D. & PFLAG Executive Director, Jody Huckaby.
GLSEN led a Community Panel Discussion: Local Educators, GSA Leaders, Students, Parents, Organizers offered personal perspectives & answer questions about advocacy for LGBTQ students in schools