Doug Hebert

GLSEN Houston

Grant Awarded: $30,173

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in Houston seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community. GLSEN works to educate teachers, students and the public-at-large about the damaging effects that homophobia, sexism and racism have on youth and adults alike.

GLSEN is partnering with Savage Design to create two brochures — one targeted to students, the other to educators — with threefold objectives: To educate students on the devastating long-term effects of bullying; to help allies of LGBT youth understand the importance of their role in school in eradicating a bullying culture, and to introduce educators to additional tools and resources to develop LGBT-related education initiatives in their schools or local communities to make schools safer and more affirming for LGBT students.