Welcoming Schools knows that providing resources to parents and caregivers helps create an affirming and welcoming school. Do you need help working with your school to support your non-binary child? Does your child have a friend who has two dads? Do you want to read some books with your child that have LGBTQ or transgender characters?

Welcoming Schools provides families with the tools they need to embrace teachable moments and to be prepared to answer important questions about LGBTQ and gender topics at home with their children and within their school community.

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Celebrating Inclusive Mother’s Day & Father’s Day

As we celebrate and honor caregivers in schools, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can be opportunities to recognize the diversity of family structures.

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Parents/Caregivers, Gender, Secondary, Laws and Policies

A Parent’s Quick Guide for In-School Transitions

Parents and caregivers may find themselves, depending on circumstances, having to play a more active role in “educating the educators” as to what the school needs to do to support…

Training, Parents/Caregivers

Why Welcoming Schools Professional Development

HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is the most comprehensive, bias-based bullying prevention program in the nation to provide LGBTQ and gender inclusive professional development training, lesson plans, booklists and resources specifically…

Gender, Parents/Caregivers, LGBTQ+

Gender and Children: A Place to Begin

Creating schools that nurture academic achievement, provide physical and emotional safety and welcome all students are common goals for all educators. In order for students to feel supported and empowered…

Books, Parents/Caregivers

Educators & Caregivers Booklists

LGBTQ+ Topics in Schools
The Educator’s Guide to LGBT+ Inclusion: A Practical Resource for K-12 Teachers, Administrators, and School Support Staff. Kryss Shane. 2020.
Gender Diversity and LGBTQ Inclusion in…

Responding to Questions, Family, LGBTQ+, Parents/Caregivers

"Yes, They Are a Family!"

Children ask questions to understand the world around them. Be prepared with these sample responses about family.