According to the 2017 GLSEN Connecticut School Climate survey, just over half of Connecticut students say they have access to LGBTQ-related library resources at school.
Just 25% of Connecticut 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.
As of 2021, over 240 Connecticut Schools & Libraries have Rainbow Libraries, impacting an estimated 155,000 young readers
67% of recipient schools and libraries purchased more LGBTQ+ affirming books because of
the Rainbow Library.
Check Out Connecticut's 240+
Rainbow Library Locations!
Request a Rainbow Library for Your Connecticut School or Library
Find a Connecticut LGBTQ+
LGBTQ+ Community Centers offer programming for LGBTQ+ youth, such as group meetups, Queer Prom, volunteer opportunities, and LGBTQ+ focused scholarships. LGBTQ+ Community Centers also have information and resources on safe sex practices.
84 Orange Street
New Haven, CT
650 West Avenue
Thank you to our
Winter 2021 Connecticut Sponsors!
Sponsor the Rainbow Library
Rainbow Library sponsors will be recognized behind the covers of all books mailed out to participating Connecticut schools and libraries. Sponsors will also be listed on the Rainbow Library posters that come with the collections, and on this website.
2021 Sponsorship levels are as follows:
Platinum Sponsor - $8,000 and up
Gold Sponsor - $5,000 and up
Silver Sponsor - $3,000 and up
Bronze Sponsor - $1,500 and up