This is what happens when you leave GLSEN staffer Jenny Betz and author Tim Federle unattended while recording promo videos for No Name-Calling Week.

What are you doing to celebrate kindness?


This performance. So many feels.

In this episode of Glee, Unique faces challenges all too familiar to trans* and gender nonconforming students: having access to safe and respectful bathrooms and locker rooms. 

We don’t need a study to tell us that is a problem, but we’ve got one for folks who need some convincing.


Watch LZ Granderson accept the 2013 Hero Award at GLSEN’s 2013 Respect Awards - New York


Despite efforts in Indiana to create an “alternative prom” banning LGBT students, Sullivan High School’s official prom is proceeding as planned: inclusive to all.

Send a message of support to administrators at Sullivan. Prom is for everyone! Add your name


15 ideas to promote inclusion during No Name-Calling Week (or any time)

No Name-Calling Week is rapidly approaching! No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities. Here are some ways you can celebrate! 

  1. Conduct a school wide Name-Calling survey.
  2. Review the No Name-Calling Week Planning Guide
  3. Use Twitter and Facebook to spread the word #wordscanhurt
  4. Conduct NNCW lessons
  5. Read excerpts from “The Misfits” by James Howe and hold a group discussion.
  6. Develop a classroom no name-calling policy
  7. Create a school wide display and enter it into our Creative Expressions Contest.
  8. Show GLSEN’s Think B4 You Speak PSA and hold a discussion about the phrase “That’s So Gay”
  9. Discuss sportsmanship in physical education classes with the Changing the Gameresources.
  10. Wear a No Name-Calling Week Sticker.
  11. Hold an school wide assembly on name-calling and bullying
  12. Dedicate a class to an art themed anti-bullying lesson plan
  13. Hold an essay contest “How Name Calling Makes Me Feel.”
  14. Display No Name-Calling Week Posters in all classrooms and around building.
  15. Send home our Tip Sheet for Parents.

We would love to hear what you have planned; click here to let us know what you are doing to celebrate No Name-Calling Week.


This is why we do the work. Everyone at GLSEN, every teacher, and student, and volunteer, and every “Follower” on Tumblr. Each one of you. We do this work to make schools safer for LGBT students, we know it’s working, and with this award from Chase, we could do even more.

Will you pledge to choose GLSEN when voting begins on November 27? http://www.glsen.org/chase