Have you ever heard of GLSEN? If not, we are here to change that. GLSEN (also know as the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) is an education organization that works to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in the United States. GLSEN is known for prompting LGBTQ cultural inclusion and awareness in K-12 schools. Their work has positively impacted thousands of children over the years and will continue to do so. Founded by a group of teachers in 1990, GLSEN believes in centering and uplifting student-led movements, which have powered initiatives like the No Name-Calling Week (NNCW), being celebrated this week; January 18-22, 2021.
So, what is NNCW all about? No Name-Calling Week is a week organized by GLSEN’s K-12 teachers and students aimed at putting an end to name-calling and bullying in schools. Throughout this week, tools and resources are shared for disrupting anti-LGBTQ+ harassment and bias-based bullying. GLSEN invites all LGBTQ+ students to assert what they want to be called. If you are a teacher, you can organize a NNCW program at your school and ensure that LGBTQ+ students across the country are safe and accepted.
As you can imagine, NNCW is a very important week for many. Children who are learning who they are and who they like are filled with questions and concerns. Our job is to support, accept and love them. Through the No Name-Calling Week, GLSEN does an amazing job of providing support and aid for those in need.
Our mission at Pride Palace aligns strongly with the values of GLSEN, so we are here to amplify their message and support the cause. To do this, we will be donating 10% of our profits from the month of January to GLSEN. If you have bought products from us, then you can be assured your purchase has also gone to support this great organization. Moreover, if you want to send an independent donation, GLSEN accepts and appreciates donations of all sizes. Join us in supporting GLSEN in this honorable cause by clicking the link below!
By Paloma Pinto