Sparkle Glitter GLSEN

Sparle Glitter GLSEN Save the Date, May 14, 2021, 7:30 PM, Virtual, RSVP at

Sparkle Goes Virtual

Sparkle Glitter GLSEN is the official annual fundraiser for GLSEN Phoenix and our 6th annual event will take place on May 14th, 2021 at 7:30pm!


As a virtual event, this year's Sparkle Glitter GLSEN Remote Fundraiser and Respect Awards will look a little different, but promises to be the fun and engaging cocktail fundraiser and awards experience we are known for! 


Date: May 14, 2021 (click to add to your calendar)

Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm


RSVP: at to receive your FREE GIFT in the mail

Cost: FREE to attend

Dress: Sparkly (from the comfort of your home) 


This year’s virtual event will include a free live show and awards ceremony, an exciting online silent auction, a limited-ticket travel raffle, and more surprises you won’t want to miss! 


Register now to receive your free ticket along with regular updates leading up to the event (how else will you find out about the additional surprises?)!


To find out about silent auction and sponsorship opportunities, please email

One person giving another person Sparkle GSA advisor of the year award.

Sparkle Glitter GLSEN is such a good time. It’s so fun, and it's so cool to see people from other organizations that we've worked with and people from the community.”

Leslie George, GLSEN Phoenix Co-Chair

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Respect Awards & Nominations

The annual GLSEN Phoenix Respect Awards aim to bring into the spotlight those students, educators, and individuals who have made a significant impact on the lives of LGBTQ youth and their allies in the Greater Phoenix community.

Four Award winners will be honored at the Sparkle Glitter GLSEN Remote Fundraiser and Respect Awards event to be held online on May 14, 2021 at 7:30pm.

  • Sean Nonnemacher GSA of the Year Award: presented to a GSA whose efforts have helped ensure a safe learning environment for all students and who have served as a voice of change in their school community.

  • Dr. Eileen Yellin GSA Sponsor of the Year Award: presented to an educator who has gone above and beyond to foster safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ youth in schools and recognizes a longstanding commitment to ensuring LGBTQ youth can reach their fullest potential.

  • Ally Award: presented to local community leaders or organizations who have notably uses their influence, experience, and platform to support local efforts to create safer learning environments for K-12 students.

  • Legacy Award: presented to former GLSEN Phoenix board members or volunteers in acknowledgment of their incredible dedication and leadership they have shown towards helping us develop school communities that affirm, value and respect all students in K-12 schools.

The Sean Nonnenmacher GSA of the Year Award and the Dr. Eileen Yellin GSA Sponsor of the Year Award are open for public nomination now!

Submit your nominations today by completing the form below and telling us why your nominee should be selected. We welcome public nominations in both categories for each school. Feel free to nominate your own school! Nominations must be received by 5pm on Friday, March 12, 2021.  

Group of students and their teacher dressed for Sparkle.

The day of Sparkle Glitter GLSEN, I taught all day. And the kids had presented me with flowers and a big poster that hung in the hallway and said congratulations. All the GSA kids had signed it, and it stayed up all year from the time it was announced that I was the winner. 

Dayna Monroe, 2019 GSA Advisor of the Year Recipient

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