Eliza Byard

Eliza Byard is the Executive Director of GLSEN. She has been the executive director since 2008, and has been part of the organization since 2001. GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is a leading national education organization that focuses on ensuring safe schools for all students. GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Eliza Byard has been principally responsible for leading all of GLSEN's program areas and was instrumental in the development of many of GLSEN's signature programs and initiatives, including the organization's research capacity, student organizing and GSA support programs, and educator training programs. She also spearheaded the development of GLSEN's national ThinkB4YouSpeak campaign, the first-ever Ad Council campaign on LGBT issues. (bio adapted from GLSEN)

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