GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is now accepting nominations for Student Advocate of the Year, an award generously sponsored by AT&T for the second consecutive year. The student advocate chosen will be presented the award at the seventh annual Respect Awards – New York on Monday, May 24 at Gotham Hall.
GLSEN’s Student Advocate of the Year is awarded annually to a high school student who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to GLSEN’s mission of ensuring safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Eligible students must be in the 9th-12th grade and be able to attend the Respect Awards – New York. All expenses will be paid by GLSEN.
The deadline for nominations is April 2. The nomination form can be found at my.glsen.org.
The inaugural Student Advocate of the Year Award was presented to Austin Laufersweiler during the fifth annual Respect Awards – Los Angeles for his leadership in building a strong Gay-Straight Alliance club and his overseeing of safe-space seminars for educators at a neighboring middle school.
About the Respect Awards
GLSEN’s Respect Awards, held annually in Los Angeles and New York, recognize individual and corporate leaders who have helped propel GLSEN’s efforts to ensure safe schools for all of America’s students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community. For information on GLSEN’s research, educational resources, public policy advocacy, student organizing programs and educator training initiatives, visit www.glsen.org.