Welcoming Schools - A project from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
 

Support for Gender Expansive and Transgender Students

Are you a parent, administrator, or educator who wants ideas for making your school more welcoming and inclusive for gender-expansive and transgender children?

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STREAMING: What Do You Know?

Featuring students talking about what they really hear at school and what they want teachers to do. Spark discussion on what you can do to create a safe and welcoming school for all students. Download the Facilitation Guide and resources.

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Film: What Can We Do? Bias, Bullying, and Bystanders

See experienced educators in action using Welcoming Schools’ lessons to help students stand up for each other and have real conversations on bias and bullying.

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Bias-Based Bullying

Welcoming Schools resources help elementary schools and educators address the many kinds of bias based bullying including anti-LGBT slurs and gender put-downs. Taking a proactive approach to end bullying will positively affect every student in your school.

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Tools for Educators

Find simple lesson plans, ideas for responding to kids' questions on LGBTQ topics, quick responses for put-downs like "That's gay!", and recommendations for great diverse books.

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"What Do You Say to 'That's So Gay'?"

plus more LGBTQ specific resources!
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New to Welcoming Schools?
Creating a safe and welcoming school for all children and families.

 
Welcoming Schools Starter Kit
> Embrace family diversity,
> Create LGBTQ-inclusive schools,
> Prevent bias-based bullying
> Support transgender and gender expansive students.

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Embrace Family Diversity

Welcome all students' families in your school community.
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Support Transgender and Gender Expansive Students

Parent, administrator, educator: Need some ideas?
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Prevent Bias-Based Bullying

Take critical steps to prevent bias-based bullying in your school.
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Resources

Tools for Educators

Responding to questions on LGBTQ topics, lesson plans, professional development ideas.
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WATCH: Welcoming Schools Films & Videos

"What Do you Know?" 6- to 12-year-olds talking about LGBTQ topics; "What Can We Do? Bias, Bullying and Bystanders."
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Book Recommendations!

Featuring all kinds of families, gender-expansive children, diverse books on bullying
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Blog

  • Interning With Welcoming Schools
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  • Great Public Schools Are for Every Student. No Exceptions!
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  • Rejecting Anti-LGBT Hate: A Small Town In Wisconsin Chooses Love and Compassion
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  • Support All Students This December
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  • Hundreds Attend “I Am Jazz” Reading In WI Public Library
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