In support of ALL children and families
As UNC Pride Week 2021 comes to a close, we want to take this opportunity to say that the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute joins the UNC LGBTQ Center in fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for UNC-Chapel Hill community members of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
Furthermore, this commitment to fostering inclusivity extends beyond the UNC-Chapel Hill community. As one of the nation's oldest and largest multidisciplinary centers devoted to the study of children and families, we want to be very clear that means all children and families—including gender-diverse children and families.
Our message to all gender-diverse children and families across the state who worry if they will be able to participate in sports at school, tell important things to trusted adults, and get treatment that could save their lives: Your life is valuable. You matter to us. We celebrate you. And we stand with you.