More than 2,000 middle and high schools are pledging to be allies to anti-gay bullying in schools. Students participate in Ally Week from October 17-21 in a variety of ways but include people taking the Ally Week pledge by signing a pledge card in their school or online at www.allyweek.org. Ally Week was founded in 2005 by students as an opportunity for Gay-Straight Alliances and similar student clubs to recognize and encourage people to be allies against anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in their schools and local communities. GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Article adapted by Proud Parenting from original press release.