You may not be aware, but every school has LGBTQ youth and families. Is your PTA using inclusive language and offering affirming programs and activities? We sat down with two guests from the Human Rights Campaign Ellen Kahn, senior director of programs and partnerships, and Jodie Patterson, board chair of the HRC Foundation, to learn how to become better allies to the LGBTQ community.
- National PTA & HRC have collaborated on this new LGBTQ glossary to help you understand and use affirming language.
- Discover resources for creating more inclusive school environments on HRC’s Welcoming Schools page
- Read Jodie’s book The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation and pre-order Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope
- Follow the Human Rights Campaign at @HRC and Jodie at @Jodie_GeorgiaNY
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