Talking with Kids about LGBT Issues
The resources below provide the language and information needed to discuss lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and issues in an age appropriate way with children and youth.
Resources from HRC's Welcoming Schools
Welcoming Schools is an LGBT-inclusive approach to addressing family diversity, gender stereotyping and bullying and name-calling in K-5 learning environments. Learn more at www.welcomingschools.org.
- Definitions for Students & Adults
- Students’ Questions & Sample Responses
- What Does Gay Mean?
- What Do You Say to That’s So Gay?
- Talking about Marriage Equality
Resources from Other Sources
- What Does Gay Mean? (Mental Health America)
Resources for LGBT Community
Talking About Our Families
This page includes information for LGBT parents divided into developmental stages based on the types of needs children have at different ages. It is intended to support parents in responding to their children's (spoken and unspoken) questions as they come to understand who they are in the context of their family and who their family is in the context of their community.