Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Glsen Inc

  • Madison, WI
  • http://www.glsenscw.org

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Mission Statement

GLSEN South Central Wisconsin (GLSEN-SCW) is a chapter of GLSEN, a national organization whose mission is to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students, and the public at large about the damaging effect these forces have on youth and adults alike. We recognize that forces such as racism and sexism have similiarly adverse impacts on communities, and we support schools in seeking to redress all such inequalities. We welcome as members any individual, regardless of sexual orientation or occupation, who is committed to seeing this philosophy realized in K-12 schools.

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer

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Mr. Jason Rasmussen

Keywords

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gay,lesbian,bisexual,transgender,questioning,homophobia,heterosexism,anti-gay bias, education,safety

EIN

39-1853231

Also Known As

GLSEN-SCW

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Advocacy As decisions about schools are made chiefly at a local level, GLSEN-SCW works to build collaborative relationships with organizations, schools, and community members within individual school districts in order to nurture a community-based movement to end anti-gay bias in schools. Our efforts are strategically concentrated in those places where we have relationships with volunteer advocates working to change their own districts. If you are interested in advocating for change in your district, please let us know. We can help provide the skills, resources, and support you need to be successful. Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Outreach GLSEN-SCW is well known for its commitment to helping students fight for their rights. We support students as they create and lead Gay-Straight Alliances, helping them to change their own school environments from the inside out. Our GSA networking program includes conferences, leadership development, and networking opportunities. Professional Education GLSEN-SCW can provide in-service and pre-service training to educators and administrators about why it is essential to address gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) issues in the schools. Our interactive workshops show how homophobia affects youth and demonstrate effective techniques for confronting homophobia, preventing and reporting hate crimes, and promoting safe school environments. Our programming is relevant to all faculty and staff working with K-12 students, and can be customized to meet specific needs (such as issues specific to the elementary, middle, and high school levels). To arrange a workshop at your school or at your conference, please contact us. Youth Scholarship and Adult Recognition One of our most important programs is our annual program which recognizes outstanding youth and adults who demonstrate their commitment to advancing equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in schools. This past year we honored four high school seniors, two educators and one community member. Youth receive scholarships while adults receive recognition awards. In addition to helping students to pay post-secondary expenses, the scholarship program has become an annual event, providing a positive forum for LGBT youth and their allies to celebrate their accomplishments.

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Principal Officer

Mr. Jason Rasmussen

BIO

Jason Rasmussen is the former Communications Director of the American Alliance of Cancer Pain Initiatives and has worked as an activist in the Madison, WI LBGT community since 1997. Jason received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997. He is also a 1998 graduate of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Youth Leadership Institute held in Washington, D.C. and a 2000 graduate of the national GLSEN Leadership Training Institute held in San Francisco, CA.

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