Post submitted by Welcoming Schools Project Coordinator Charles Girard

HRC’s Welcoming Schools is proud to announce the relaunch of its website -- now even easier to use and navigate for everyone, from teachers and educators, to parents and caregivers.

The website can still be found at:

HRC’s Welcoming Schools is the nation's most comprehensive  program dedicated to creating respectful and supportive elementary schools for all students and their families. The new website is loaded with resources to ensure that teachers and other adults who work with children have the most up-to-date language, most useful tips and best practices at their fingertips.  

Here’s what to love about our updated site:

It’s easier to navigate.

You’ll spend less time clicking and more time reading our lesson plans and deciding what books you’ll choose for your classroom, or to read with your children. It includes drop down menus for research, trainings and resources.

It works easily on smartphones, tablets and laptops.

We know that educators aren’t always near a computer when they want to access resources like our sample responses to anti-LGBTQ language in the classroom, or our other incredibly useful guides. So we’ve designed our new site to be easily viewed on tablets, smartphones, desktop computers and any other device you use to access the internet. Now you’ll be able to call up our classroom tips from virtually anywhere.

We’re offering even more essential resources.

Wondering why schools should embrace LGBTQ families? Curious if we have any lesson plans to help students understand transgender identities? Don’t worry, we have all of those answers and more.

Check out our website, share it with the teachers, parents and other educators and caregivers you know. And, please, let us know what you think.

HRC Welcoming Schools is the nation's premier program dedicated to creating respectful and supportive elementary schools that celebrate family diversity and LGBTQ-inclusion, prevent biased-based bullying and gender stereotyping, and embrace all students. We envision a day when all schools will truly be Welcoming Schools.

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