Date: June 7th, 2017
LGBT Pride Month is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots and in recognition of the pursuit of equal justice and equal opportunity for LGBTQ Americans. Encouraging greater acceptance and support for all youth, including those who are or are perceived to be LGBTQ, will make communities, schools, and other settings safer, better places for all youth. Pride is a celebration of diverse identities and a time for taking action to advance shared values. Throughout the month of June, GLSEN and their partners call upon communities to show support for LGBTQ+ students.
Educators, learn how to make a truly inclusive classroom through GLSEN resources, like their pronoun guide and gender terminology guide. Also, check the GLSEN chapter website for events happening all over the country. GLSEN is conducting the 2017 National School Climate Survey, its tenth national survey of LGBTQ youth about their experiences in school. This survey is a crucial tool documenting the problem of anti-LGBTQ bias and harassment in K-12 schools across the nation. It is also a chance for LGBTQ youth to speak out about their experiences and to inform education policymakers and the public about what is really going on in our schools.
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