It’s in the best interest of every child to grow up in a loving environment with committed parents. The Human Rights Campaign believes that all qualified adults who have room in their hearts and homes to raise a family should be able to do so. HRC provides current resources that address the many potential paths to parenthood as well as tools for issues facing LGBTQ+ headed families or LGBTQ+ youth.

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Parents for Transgender Equality National Council

Meet the folks on HRC's Parents for Transgender Equality National Council

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Transgender, LGBTQ+ Youth, Parenting

Transgender Children & Youth: Understanding the Basics

It is important to make distinctions between instances where “kids are being kids” and when they’re asserting things about themselves that are critical to their identity and development -- as…

Parenting, Health & Aging

Talking to Doctors and Medical Providers

When it comes to navigating health care, parents of transgender and gender-expansive children often struggle to know when and how to talk about their child’s gender identity and expression.

LGBTQ+ Youth, Parenting

Supporting Your Young Gender Non-Conforming Child

HRC Foundation’s Parents for Transgender Equality National Council Member Jennifer Solomon and Youth Well-Being Coordinator Pallavi Rudraraju partnered to create HRC Foundation’s 2020 resource for parents of gender non-conforming children,…

Transgender, Parenting, LGBTQ+ Youth, Health & Aging

Supporting & Caring for Transgender Children

Supporting & Caring for Transgender Children is a groundbreaking resource that explains how families and healthcare professionals are helping transgender children thrive.

Adoption, Parenting

Second Parent Adoption

For same-sex couples, it is often the case that there is only one legal parent even though two people may equally parent the child and think of themselves as co-parents.

Parenting, LGBTQ+ Youth

Resources on Gender-Expansive Children and Youth

What is “Gender-Expansive?”
In 2012, The Human Rights Campaign surveyed more than 10,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth across the United States. This report identified 925 youth who…

Parenting

Professional Organizations on LGBTQ Parenting

The prevailing professional opinion is that a parent's sexual orientation has nothing to do with his or her ability to be a good parent. Read what professional organizations say about…