Children & Youth

Children & Youth

Being supported at home, in school and in the community is important for all children and youth – especially lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. From creating an inclusive learning environment for students – whether a student is in the process of transitioning or she has two moms – to understanding the challenges and resiliency of LGBTQ youth, HRC provides a wealth of resources for supporting LGBTQ youth.

Welcoming Schools

HRC's Welcoming Schools program helps build LGBT-inclusive classrooms

HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is an LGBT-inclusive approach to addressing family diversity, gender stereotyping and bullying in K-5 schools.

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Time to THRIVE; LGBTQ youth well-being conference

Our annual Time To THRIVE Conference is the hallmark of our Youth Well-Being Project. The third Annual Time To THRIVE Conference - for youth-serving professionals and promoting safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth - will take place February 12-14, 2016 near Dallas, Texas.

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Cutting-Edge Research

LGBT youth report; school; bullying

HRC’s report, Growing Up LGBT in America, is a groundbreaking survey of more than 10,000 LGBT-identified youth ages 13-17. Our four subsequent reports focus on bisexual youth, transgender and gender-expansive youth, Latino youth, and the experiences of coming out.

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Support for LGBT Youth

The Trevor Project; LGBT youth

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth and their families.

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Transgender Children & Youth

Jazz Trans Youth

HRC is committed to providing the kinds of resources children, families and other youth-serving professionals need to support one another in their journeys.

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Schools In Transition

Schools In Transition: A guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools

The groundbreaking guide, Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools, is written for administrators, teachers, parents, and other adults who work with youth, and covers topics ranging from basic concepts of gender and the importance of affirming gender identity, to best practices for restroom access and working with unsupportive parents.

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More Resources

Find additional resources on LGBTQ youth issues, including coming out and how to support LGBTQ youth as an adult.

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