The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
GLSEN is a national education organization making schools safer for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Founded in 1996, GLSEN-Southern Maine (based in Portland)and Downeast GLSEN (based in Ellsworth) respond to students and families in need and consult with school staff. These two Maine GLSEN chapters provide resources and support for 60 Gay-Straight-Trans Alliances in high schools in 15 of Maine's 16 counties. For information about GLSEN-Southern Maine's monthly board meetings and GLSEN-sponsored monthly regional GSTA Nights (which gather GSTA students and advisors from many schools), see the calendar.
Visit our website: glsen.org/chapters/southernme