GLSEN Arizona believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. We are a local chapter of a national network of educators and students working to make this right a reality.
Our research and experience has shown that there are four major ways that schools can cultivate a safe and supportive environment for all of their students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression: supportive educators, comprehensive policies, inclusive curriculum, and Gender Sexuality Alliances (GSAs).
At GLSEN Arizona, we work to train, organize and empower school communities by:
supporting students through GSAs, student events, and our SHINE leadership development program;
providing educators with professional development opportunities and networking;
providing inclusive curriculum and library resources;
and advocating for policies that protect LGBTQ+ students and against those that would hurt them.
FEATURED RESEARCH REPORT
Erasure and Resilience
The Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color
This series of four research reports examines the school experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI), Black, Latinx, and Native and Indigenous LGBTQ youth.
ABOUT GLSEN ARIZONA
Who We Are
Championing LGBTQ issues in K-12 education in Arizona since 2002
GLSEN Arizona works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Together we can transform our county's schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve.
Phone: (602) 705-9780
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2386, Phoenix, AZ 85002
Parsons Center for Health and Wellness
1101 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004