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 2019, 122 Connecticut Schools & Libraries have Rainbow Libraries, impacting an estimated 11,000 young readers

Find a Connecticut

Rainbow Library

Request a Rainbow Library for Your Connecticut School or Library

Find a Connecticut LGBTQ+ Community Center

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.

 

New Haven Pride Center

84 Orange Street

New Haven, CT

(203) 387-2252

info@newhavenpridecenter.org

 

Triangle Community Center

650 West Avenue

Norwalk, CT

(203) 853-0600

tcc@ctpridecenter.org

Thank you to our

2019 Connecticut Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor $10,000+

Silver Sponsor $2,000+

Bronze Sponsor $500+

Sponsor the Rainbow Library Connecticut

We aim to double the reach of the Rainbow Library in Connecticut in spring 2020. It will cost $20,000 to do this. The Rainbow Library is entirely volunteer-driven, so all funds are directed toward the program’s costs.

Rainbow Library sponsors will be recognized behind the covers of all 1,200 books mailed out to participating 2021 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

To learn more about becoming a sponsor for the Rainbow Library Connecticut, email info@rainbowlibrary.org.

Not interested in becoming a sponsor, but still want to contribute? Click here!

Contact Us

GLSEN Connecticut
P.O. Box 207
New Haven, CT 06501

info@rainbowlibrary.org

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