Getting Active


GLSEN’s Ally Week is a student-empowered program where LGBTQ K-12 students and LGBTQ educators lead the conversationson on what they need from their allies in school.

Ally Week highlights the fact that allyship is based on action. Ally Week was created to address the fact that we can listen, learn, and take action as allies to LGBTQ students and educators in all their overlapping, intersectional identities.

Whether you belong to a GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) or not, Ally Week is the perfect time for you and your friends to take action in fightng systems of oppression and support LGBTQ students and educators.

Ally Week takes place toward the beginning of the school year. Pre-registration is open year-round. Find tips and tools to work on your allyship at the website below.

Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources. Through peer support, leadership development, and training, GSA Network supports young people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining GSAs and builds the capacity of GSAs to:

1. create safe environments in schools for students to support each other and learn about homophobia and other oppressions,

2. educate the school community about homophobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues, and

3. fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools.
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GLSEN, or the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for ALL students.

GO! Athletes is a support network of current and former LGBTQ collegiate and high school athletes, which creates safe spaces in the athletic community through visibility, education, and advocacy. Formerly known as Our Group.

The Day of Silence is an annual event held to bring attention to anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination in schools. Students and teachers nationwide will observe the day in silence to echo the silence that LGBT and ally students face everyday. The Day of Silence is one of the largest student-led actions in the country. It is held in mid-April.


Safe Schools Coalition, located in Washington State, is a public-private partnership, in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, queer and questioning youth, working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.

206-451-SAFE (7233)

Trans Student Equality Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to improving the educational environment for trans* and gender nonconforming students, affirming that one’s gender identity is a valuable form of human diversity. We believe that trans* and gender nonconforming youth should be allowed the same opportunities and respect enjoyed by their peers and that an equal education is a matter of civil rights.

Trans Student Equality Resources, Inc. is your resource to contact schools, get information, and take action! We supply trans*-related information and provide support for creating change in your school and beyond. We also speak at conferences and teacher trainings.