What We Do

GLSEN New Mexico  supports students and educators locally, organizes around LGBTQ-affirming public policy, plans teacher trainings, and hosts events for students, educators, parents, and allies.

 

As part of the chapter network, GLSEN New Mexico works in collaboration to play an important role in bringing GLSEN’s programs and visions to right where we live, work, and learn.

Volunteer with GLSEN New Mexico!

GLSEN Albuquerque is a fully volunteer-based organization. We're always looking for new volunteers to help us ensure safe schools for all students. 

GLSEN Featured Programs

GLSEN Solidarity Week

GLSEN’s Ally Week to Take Place November 2022

 

Solidarity is a voluntary collective action by different people based on finding common objectives and solutions. Solidarity work happens when you show up to help and support others experiencing some form of harm by centering their leadership, decisions, needs, requests, and ideas.

You have probably already practiced solidarity in some form, whether using a peer’s correct pronouns or signing a petition. In the days after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students organized the largest single day of protest against gun violence in history. In June, protests broke out across the country demanding justice for George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by police in Minneapolis, MN. As more murders of Black people including Black transgender women, young people started organizing their own protests addressing anti-Blackness and racism in their schools. Many of you participated in GLSEN’s Day of Silence, the largest LGBTQ+ student-focused and led action to raise awareness around the bullying, harassment, and erasure of LGBTQ+ students in schools.

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National Day of Silence

Held annually in April

 

The GLSEN Day of Silence is a national student-led demonstration where LGBTQ students and allies  all around the country—and the world—take a vow of silence to protest the harmful effects of harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ people in schools.

Started in the mid 90’s by two college students, the Day of Silence has expanded to reach hundreds of thousands of students each year. Every April, students go through the school day without speaking, ending the day with Breaking the Silence rallies and events to share their experiences during the protest and bring attention to ways their schools and communities can become more inclusive.

GLSEN National No Name

Calling Week

GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week, (NNCW) is a week organized by K-12 educators and students to end name-calling and bullying in schools. This week shares tools and resources for disrupting anti-LGBTQ+ harassment and bias-based bullying, and invites LGBTQ+ students to assert what they want to be called. 
 

 

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GLSEN Other Programs

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Educator Professional Development

When educators are visibly supportive of LGBTQ students, everyone benefits. GLSEN offers tools and resources to thousands of educators who seek to make their classrooms and schools a safe place for all students. 

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Educator Outreach and Networking

As a member of the GLSEN Educator Network, you’ll receive emails that highlight GLSEN’s resources and provide up-to-date information on GLSEN research. 

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Educational Conferences

The TQA Pride: Youth and Educator Summit is an annual event that we host to engage youth, educators, and community to learn, thrive, and grow. The summit is youth and educator-centric with a focus on growing and learning to create and maintain equitable and safe spaces for intersectional youth.

  • Advocacy for District and State Policies

  • APS Safe Zone Program Community Partner

  • GLSEN National School Climate Survey

  • Fundraising

  • Distribute resources such as:

    • Safe Space Kits

    • Elementary: Ready, Set, Respect Curriculum

    • LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum

    • Educator Guides

    • Day of Action items

    • Posters, stickers, etc. 

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