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Eliza Byard Steps Down as GLSEN Executive Director

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an open letter posted on the GLSEN website, Byard explained that she’s leaving the organization “extremely well positioned to continue to act as an agent of change” and says they’re in their “strongest financial position ever.”Byard's final years at the organization coincided with the Trump presidency, when Education Secretary Betsy DeVos removed protections for transgender students and the administration erased data collection on LGBTQ+  youth.In her announcement, Byard emphasized GLSEN is focusing on becoming more actively anti-racist. “Perhaps most importantly, GLSEN has been engaged for some time in an on-going process of learning, self-assessment, and transformation, to create the internal culture and external strategies necessary to.

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