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Interning With Welcoming Schools

By Gianna Albanese, HRC Foundation Intern, March 11, 2016

Gianna Albanese, our Fall 2015 intern, shares her experience about her time with the project.

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Great Public Schools Are for Every Student. No Exceptions!

By Guest Contributor, February 29, 2016

As an educator, I’ve been guided by a philosophy that evolved as I worked and developed my practice, and I’ve tried to articulate what I want for all children, including children who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ). These students are marginalized and rejected with impunity. I want them to have love, security, and peace; how can I contribute to that?

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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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