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posted Mar 22, 2011, 7:58 AM by Michael Chanak

Prom logo 2011 CC  

Saturday May 7 @ 7 PM

the Contemporary Arts Center 


Free tickets!

 More prom info below -- keep reading! 



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March Update


This is a full week for your GLSEN chapter! We're announcing Prom ticket sales (and free tickets!), we've just conducted a Safe Space training for over 20 educators at one local high school, and there are TWO events this Thursday, March 24:  


Cocktails with the Court: the ISQCCBE has been extraordinarily generous in raising funds for our work this year, especially for Safe Space Kits. Join the Court for cocktails and a one-hour drag show fundraiser to benefit an exciting new GLSEN Greater Cincinnati program! (Come to the show and you'll be the first to know!) Thursday, 7 PM at Shooters, 927 Race Street downtown. 


Stories Project logoStories Project filming: tell us your story about coming out in school, being closeted, bullying, harassment, shows of support, etc.Our last interview filming session for this phase is this Thursday from 5:30 to 8 PM  at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. The first video will be shown at Prom! A great article about the Stories Project is here.   


Please join us (if you work it right, you can do both)! 


Quick break for a cute shot of our Cinciditarod team:  

Cinciditarod 2011
(They're spelling out "GLSEN")


But oh, there's lots more...  



The GLSEN Sports Project  


GLSEN Sports 

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   



PFLAG Scholarships 


PFLAG Cincinnati (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) offers scholarships to Greater Cincinnati college students with a proven record of positive involvement with the GLBT community. Application deadline is April 15. Details and application are here.  



Safe Schools Improvement Act 


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 2011 white on pink


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: 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: or 866.934.9119


Buy your tickets now at!  



Volunteer Potluck  


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 ( for more info!

Community Shares logo 

GLSEN Greater Cincinnati is a proud member of Community Shares.

Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati
 is a partnership of 28 local nonprofit organizations building social and economic equity and a healthy environment in Greater Cincinnati.

Community Shares raises awareness and support for its member organizations through workplace giving campaigns, professional enrichment, community education, and a variety of innovative initiatives

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network -- Greater Cincinnati Chapter
Working for safe, respectful schools for all, regardless of 
sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.