Melanie Willingham-Jaggers
and the GLSEN Team

Melanie Willingham-Jaggers (they/she) is executive director at GLSEN, which was founded in 1990 by a group of educators and is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safer and more affirming schools for LGBTQ+ students.

Articles by Melanie Willingham-Jaggers

Inclusive Education Benefits All Children

In confronting attacks on LGBTQ+ students’ rights to representation and safety in public education, we hold firm to creating inclusive and affirming learning spaces.
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Learning for Justice in the South

When it comes to investing in racial justice in education, we believe that the South is the best place to start. If you’re an educator, parent or caregiver, or community member living and working in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana or Mississippi, we’ll mail you a free introductory package of our resources when you join our community and subscribe to our magazine.

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