Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools For All Children & Families

HRC Foundation's Welcoming Schools is the nation's premier professional development program providing training and resources to elementary school educators to welcome diverse families, create LGBTQ and gender inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support transgender and non-binary students.

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“Pink isn’t for boys!” “What does ‘gay’ mean?” Responding To Children's Questions on LGBTQ Topics

Children ask a lot of questions, and some are challenging to answer quickly or succinctly. Check out these responses to help ensure that you are prepared to give your children or students the answers they need.

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Resources For Your School

Find ready-to-use lesson plans, books for your classroom, and ways to create a more welcoming school community. See All Resources

Looking for someone to come to your school?

We have facilitators across the country ready to deliver professional development modules to improve your school's climate!

Our Films

Both of our films are geared toward educators and administrators to help create more inclusive schools.


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