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GLSEN Educates Spanish Language and Bilingual Americans About Harmful Effects of Bullying and Harassment in Schools

Spanish language print and radio PSAs are latest addition to GLSEN’s TEACH RESPECT Campaign


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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 08, 2005–GLSEN, or the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, announced today that it would enhance its Teach Respect public education campaign by launching print and radio PSAs in Spanish. The Spanish language PSAs will be distributed to media outlets across the country and can be viewed or heard on a newly re-launched educational website, http://www.TeachRespect.org.

“The Teach Respect campaign was designed to educate, inform and inspire Americans to address the serious problems of anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment that affects ALL students – gay and straight alike – in our nation’s schools,” said Kevin Jennings, Founder and Executive Director of GLSEN. “We are proud to spread these important messages even further by making them available in Spanish.”

According to GLSEN’s 2003 National School Climate Survey, 4 out of 5 LGBT students report being verbally, sexually or physically harassed at school because of their sexual orientation. The study also found that inclusive safe schools policies, teacher trainings on LGBT issues and supporting student clubs commonly known as Gay-Straight Alliances are part of the solution to ensure schools are safe and effective environments for all students.

Through its website, the Teach Respect campaign will also provide information and resources about what individuals can do within their homes, schools and communities to curb anti-LGBT bullying and harassment.

About GLSEN

GLSEN, or the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. Established nationally in 1995, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. For more information on GLSEN’s educational resources, public policy agenda, student organizing programs or development initiatives, visit http://www.glsen.org.

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GLSEN Educates Spanish Language and Bilingual Americans About Harmful Effects of Bullying and Harassment in Schools