GLSEN Donation

This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.


This week, my tax return came back to me. I’d already decided to stash a good chunk of it towards my grad school fund, and the remaining I could spend however I wanted. Well, after getting a PS Vita, a Kindle Paperwhite, a Nintendo 3DS XL, and a Samsung Galaxy S III . . . I pretty much realised that I did not need anything “big”. Well, I’d like a surround sound system, but that can wait. Haha, seriously, though, I did not want anything else, so I decided to donate to a charity or organisation.

So I asked my friend B. for suggestions. I told her I wanted to donate to an LGBT-related organisation. B. knows that I also am interested in youth work, so she suggested some LGBT youth organisations. One of the ones she suggested was GLSEN. I looked into them and their mission, and I decided this group was the one I wanted. I also looked into The Trevor Project, but their donation page was not using encryption (I didn’t see the “https” symbol on my browser), so I decided to just stick with GLSEN. And so I donated. In B’s honour. I wasn’t able to donate a lot, but I hope what I did donate will help them somehow.


  1. Last Christmas I realised that I didn’t need anything “big”. In fact, for the past couple of years, while I’ve had a wishlist I have not desperately wanted anything on there. Most of it was really novelty, trivial stuff that I could live without.

    Well done on the donation. :) I want my tax return ahhaa… still a while to go.

  2. That’s good that you found an organization to donate to. Charity Navigator is a good site to assess which organization is accountable to their donations.

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