Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools For All Children & Families

HRC Welcoming Schools is a comprehensive approach to creating respectful and supportive elementary schools with resources and professional development to embrace family diversity, create LGBTQ-inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying and gender stereotyping, and support transgender and gender-expansive students.

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Books For Children With LGBTQ Characters and Stories

June is Pride Month! To celebrate, here are some books for children that reflect the lives of diverse LGBTQ people.

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Resources For Your School

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

New to Welcoming Schools?

Download our Starter Kit that includes information on creating a better school environment with lesson plans, books, and tips.

Our Films

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

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