GLSEN National has launched the GLSEN Sports Project! The mission is to assist K-12 schools in creating and maintaining an athletic and physical education climate that is based on the core principles of respect, safety and equal access for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. The GLSEN Sports Project fills a critical gap and adds a vital new dimension to GLSEN's work to create a world in which every child learns to accept and respect all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
One component of the GLSEN Sports Project is the Team Respect Challenge. Students can submit their K-12 team as part of the challenge. GLSEN will send Team Respect wrist bands for the team and Safe Sport Space stickers to post in the locker room and coach's office. The coach will receive a Team Respect Challenge certificate and a Changing the Game T-shirt. For more info visit sports.glsen.org.
The Safe Schools Improvement Act would require schools nationwide to implement comprehensive anti-bullying policies that address bullying and harassment and ensure the safety and well-being of all their students. The bill has been introduced in the US Senate(S.506) and we need your help!
Please call your senators about the Safe Schools Improvement Act today! GLSEN Greater Cincinnati has sent letters this week to Ohio Sen. Portman, Kentucky Sens. McConnell and Paul, and Indiana Sens. Lugar and Coats, urging them to co-sponsor the Act. We thank Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, who is already a co-sponsor. Please help make this critical legislation a reality by calling your senators today.
In Ohio, please call Sen. Portman at (202) 224-3353 (M-F 9-5; leave message if necessary). If you live in Kentucky or Indiana, go here to find your senator's info.
Talking points when you call:
1. Tell your senator that Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), along with 16 other co-sponsors, have introduced the Safe Schools Improvement Act (S.506), which will require effective bullying and harassment policies in our nation's schools.
2. Urge your senator to contact Sen. Casey's office to cosponsor the Safe Schools Improvement Act.
More info on the Safe Schools Improvement Act is here.
More About Prom
Prom is Saturday, May 7 from 7-Midnight at the Contemporary Arts Center in downtown Cincinnati.
Bring who you want. Dress how you want. Love as you want.
There has never been such nationwide attention to the school experiences of LGBTQ youth as we've seen this year. Locally we have experienced an outpouring of support from our donors, especially through the ISQCCBE. To give youth a great night at Prom and to make sure more youth know about GLSEN Greater Cincinnati's resources, we're giving away the first 150 youth tickets.
(Important notes: we will run out of free tickets and they must be reserved in advance. Email us to reserve: firstname.lastname@example.org. Limit 2 tickets per reservation. Must be under age 21.)
Adults: your support and presence make Prom possible, and we promise you an amazing evening. Prom will feature the debut of our first Stories Project video. DJ and dancing. Dinner by-the-bite from Jeff Thomas Catering, cash bar. Tickets remain at $50 per person.
Friends of Prom packages are also available at the $300 and $500 level. Contact us for more information: email@example.com or 866.934.9119.
Buy your tickets now at glsencincinnatiprom.com!
Volunteer with GLSEN? Volunteered in the past but haven't been around in a while? Been meaning to get involved? We are hosting a casual potluck for GLSEN volunteers on the first Sunday in April from 4 to 7pm. Bring some food, bring a friend, meet some great people, and learn how you can help to make schools safe for all students. Email our volunteer coordinator Nate Wessel (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info!