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Rejecting Anti-LGBT Hate: A Small Town In Wisconsin Chooses Love and Compassion

By Guest Contributor, December 10, 2015

Amy Lyle, a parent from Mt. Horeb, WI organized a reading of "I am Jazz." What have I learned? We have to speak up and stand up against hate...We have learned to lead with love."

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Support All Students This December

By Charles Girard, December 07, 2015

This time of year can be filled with excitement as schools prepare for extended breaks to coincide with holidays in December and early January. But for many students, this time is fraught with stress. Welcoming Schools has put together a list of some of the challenges students may face during extended school breaks, and ways that you can be an ally to these students in the coming weeks.

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Hundreds Attend “I Am Jazz” Reading In WI Public Library

By Welcoming Schools Staff, December 03, 2015

Welcoming Schools is honored to be a part of this historic gathering of such a supportive community.

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The “Buddy Bench” Continues to Make Recess More Inclusive

By Gianna Albanese, HRC Foundation Intern, November 22, 2015

A Fourth Grader at Bayou View Elementary School makes a donation for all students to feel welcome.

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5 Ways to Welcome Gender-Expansive and Transgender Students at School

By Kathy Pillsbury, November 19, 2015

Honor the lives of those that have been lost to anti-transgender violence by preparing the next generation for a more accepting and diverse future.

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Schools In Transition, in Action

By Beth Sherouse, Ph.D., October 29, 2015

Learn how one school helped a transgender student to feel safe and welcome using a publication released by the HRC Foundation and other organizational partners.

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Becoming Nicole and Supporting Transgender Youth

By Gianna Albanese, HRC Foundation Intern, October 22, 2015

In Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of a an American Family, Pulitzer-Prize winner and Washington Post science writer Amy Ellis Nutt captures the inspiring true story of identical twins, one of whom is transgender, and a family’s journey to acceptance.

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Welcoming Schools Supports Spirit Day

By Gianna Albanese, HRC Foundation Intern, October 15, 2015

HRC’s Welcoming Schools is proud to support Spirit Day this October 15th, which, as part of National Bullying Prevention Month, is an effort to raise awareness about bullying in schools, particularly anti-LGBTQ bullying.

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Frequently Banned Books That You Love

By Charles Girard, October 02, 2015

You talked and we listened! In honor of Banned Books Week, here's what you told us about books that are frequently banned or challenged.

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Bullying Drops by 60% At Elementary School

By Charles Girard, September 25, 2015

Learn how two Welcoming Schools trainers helped to transform the environment at a suburban elementary school.

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