According to the 2019 GLSEN Arkansas School Climate survey, about 40% of Arkansas students say they have access to LGBTQ-related library resources at school.

Just 6% of Arkansas students say they were taught positive representations of LGBTQ people, history, or events at school. A collection of texts that positively represent LGBTQ+ characters and historical figures is critical for any school to be an inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ students and those with LGBTQ+ family members.


Number of students in AR that have access to a GLSEN Rainbow Library


Number of schools in AR that have received a Rainbow Library

'21 '22

School Year the Rainbow Library launched in Arkansas

Fall 2022 Sendoff Figures

Of the 13 Rainbow Library sets sent to Arkansas schools in Fall 2022,

  • 100% were sent to schools predominantly serving students from low-income families
  • 54% were sent to schools in urban areas
  • 23% were sent to schools in suburban areas
  • 23% were sent to schools in rural areas

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