All Children - All Families: Responding to Harmful Misconceptions About LGBTQ People

This guide was produced by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s All Children – All Families program and discusses responses to common harmful misconceptions about LGBTQ people​. Learn more about the program at

As a child welfare professional, you may find yourself confronted with homo/bi/transphobic beliefs and statements from time to time. You may want to stand up for LGBTQ people or correct misconceptions, but find it difficult to respond to these situations in a confident, effective, and articulate way.​

The sample language​ in this guide was compiled to help you refute harmful misconceptions about LGBTQ people, and to do so knowledgeably and confidently.

​Responding to Harmful Misconceptions About LGBTQ People [PDF]