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February 2021 Newsletter

We can't believe it's nearly March already! We've been busy planning new GSA tools (more on that coming soon), keeping a close eye on the Arizona legislature's session, and planning our first-ever virtual Sparkle Glitter GLSEN event (register for free today and get a gift!)

We also have a new website rolling out in the next couple of weeks, so please be sure to follow us on social to keep up with everything we have in the works.

Thank you for your support!

StoryBank profile clip: Elma Dzanic

Supporting LGBTQ students requires that educators be whole and well themselves, something Elma Dzanic (she/her) explained during her GLSEN Phoenix StoryBank interview. Elma is the Student and Family Support Services Manager for a Phoenix-area high school district and a former GLSEN Phoenix Volunteer Coordinator.

Listen to a clip from Elma’s interview on the GLSEN Phoenix YouTube channel. If you would like to become a GLSEN Phoenix storyteller, email for more information!

Watch the video

Nominate your GSA and GSA Sponsor Virtual Sparkle Glitter GLSEN - May 14, 2021

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GLSEN Phoenix will host its 6th annual Sparkle Glitter GLSEN Remote Fundraiser and Respect Awards on Friday, May 14. This all-virtual event aims to raise $75,000 to ensure the safety of LGBTQ+ students in Phoenix-area K-12 schools and show appreciation to school community leaders. In honor of local students and educators who are committed to GLSEN’s mission, GLSEN Phoenix is recognizing a student-led Gender/Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club and a GSA Sponsor who positively impact the lives of LGBTQ+ students and allies every day. These individuals work to address anti-LGBTQ bullying and curriculum in Phoenix schools. Public nominations are open for the Sean Nonnenmacher GSA of the Year and the Dr. Eileen Yellin GSA Sponsor of the Year Awards. These awards are given to a GSA and Sponsor who are passionate about GLSEN’s mission and consistently promote inclusivity in the classroom. Nominate a worthy GSA or Sponsor in your community now!

Nominate today

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Looking to get involved with GLSEN Phoenix? We’d love to meet you!

Fill out our Volunteer application, and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch shortly!

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Please email us at with any ideas, news or needs you may have. Please connect with us on social media for the latest updates, and invite your friends to help us spread the word.

Thank you for being part of the GLSEN Phoenix community and please stay safe.

Leslie Redmon-George and Yaiza Van Horn

Co-chairs, GLSEN Phoenix


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