THE NEW HEAD OF GLSEN ON HOW SHE’LL PROTECT QUEER KIDS

Melanie Willingham-Jaggers, the youth-oriented LGBTQ+ organization’s new executive director, enters her job at a critical time. GLSEN has seen much success in its goal to make schools safer for LGBTQ+ students, but the job is nowhere near finished, says new executive director Melanie Willingham-Jaggers. “We’ve made incredible progress in recent years, and I’m eager to make…

GLSEN NAMES FIRST BLACK, FIRST NONBINARY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

GLSEN, the organization advocating for safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ+ students in grades K-12, has named its first Black and first nonbinary executive director. Melanie Willingham-Jaggers, who has been interim executive director since Eliza Byard stepped down a year ago, has been named to the executive director position, GLSEN announced Wednesday. Willingham-Jaggers, who uses…