Parenting

More LGBTQ+ people are becoming parents than ever before, but there are still barriers to equal recognition under the law.

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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

The HRC National Parents for Transgender Equality Council is made up of a small but mighty, diverse segment of the thousands of parents out there who, every day, are modeling…

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Parenting, LGBTQ+ Youth, Capacity Building, Opportunities for Providers & Institutions

Time to THRIVE Summit

Time to THRIVE was founded with the goal of building a strong network of supportive adults to ensure LGBTQ+ youth don’t simply survive, but THRIVE. Our summit is a convening…

Transgender, LGBTQ+ Youth, Allies, Coming Out, Parenting

Understanding Neopronouns

Last updated: 5/18/22
What are Neopronouns?
Pronouns are the words we use to refer to ourselves and others and are an important part of our daily lives. In English, the…

LGBTQ+ Youth, Parenting

A Parent’s Quick Guide for In-School Transitions

HRC Foundation’s Parents for Transgender Equality National Council Members Debi Jackson, Mimi Lemay, Kim Lesher, and Lizette Trujillo along with Welcoming Schools Facilitator Michele Hatchell and Youth Well-Being Coordinator Pallavi…

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,…

LGBTQ+ Youth, Parenting

2018 LGBTQ+ Youth Report

HRC Foundation and the University of Connecticut released the largest-of-its-kind survey ever of more than 12,000 LGBTQ+ teenagers across the nation, revealing in distressing detail the persistent challenges so many…

Parenting, LGBTQ+ Youth

Just As They Are

This resource will help parents recognize when and how conversion therapy is promoted, provides information about the dangers of the practice, and offers guidance to parents regarding practices that promote…