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Sparkle Glitter GLSEN

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We're Back In Person!

GLSEN Arizona’s 7th annual Sparkle Glitter GLSEN event promises to deliver the fun and engaging cocktail fundraiser and awards experience we are known for!
The 2022 event will include a ticketed in-person cocktail party with fantastic snacks and free drinks, a moving Respect Awards ceremony, live entertainment, an incredible limited-ticket travel raffle, an exciting online silent auction, raffles, and more!
All proceeds benefit GLSEN Arizona, working to ensure that each member of every K-12 school community is valued and respected, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
All students deserve safe and inclusive K-12 schools. Since 2002, GLSEN Arizona’s programs have addressed discrimination and violence against LGBTQ+ students. Our efforts create a healthier learning environment where students feel like they belong in school, have better educational outcomes, and lead healthier lives. For more information about our work, please visit

GLSEN is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization (EIN 04-3234202). All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

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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

Respect Awards & Nominations

The annual GLSEN Arizona 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 Arizona community.

Four Award winners will be honored at Sparkle Glitter GLSEN event to be held on November 10th, 2022, 6:30-9pm.


  • Student(s) 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.

  • Educator 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 Arizona 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.

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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