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 www.hrc.org/acaf.
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]