LGBTQ+

Schools that actively work to welcome and affirm LGBTQ+ students, families and staff improve the school climate for the whole school community. When students feel safe and affirmed, they can thrive both academically and socially.

Family, LGBTQ+

Developing A Welcoming Classroom

Educators working to develop a classroom that is welcoming of all students and their families may find it helpful to ask these questions.

LGBTQ+ Definitions, Responding to Questions, LGBTQ+

What Does "Gay" Mean?

There is not one right answer
Many people have grown up without hearing the words “gay” or “lesbian.” Therefore, you may not be sure how to respond when a student…

LGBTQ+ Definitions, LGBTQ+, Gender

Defining LGBTQ Words for Elementary School Students

When children ask questions about LGBTQ words, it is often best to offer simple and direct answers. You might choose to answer a student’s question with another question to figure…

LGBTQ+, Responding to Questions

Be Prepared for LGBTQ Questions & Concerns

When receiving professional development training from HRC Welcoming Schools or using our materials, families, school staff or school boards may initially feel nervous about creating inclusive classrooms and schools, especially…