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GLSEN Washington State has been serving K-12 students, educators, and community members since 1995. We envision a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.


Our mission is to ensure that every member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We do this by combating harassment and discrimination, creating learning environments that affirm the inherent dignity of all students and staff, and by uniting students, educators, families and communities.


  • MARCH 1995: Following a successful event with Kevin Jennings (founder of GLSEN) as the guest speaker, GLSEN Washington was formed.

  • AUGUST 29th, 2002: The Puget Sound chapter of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network was formed.

  • MAY, 2006: the board voted to become a new statewide chapter: GLSEN Washington State.

  • MARCH 26th, 2022: GLSEN WA’s 17th Annual Youth Leadership Conference

Our Mission

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