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!

Map of CT Rainbow Library Locations, as

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
Triangle Community Center
650 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT
(203) 853-0600

Thank you to our
Winter 2021 Connecticut Sponsors!

T-Mobile_New_Logo_Primary_RGB_M-on-K_Transparent (1).png

Sponsor the Rainbow Library

Rainbow Library sponsors will be recognized in a number of ways, ranging from this website to virtual and in-person Rainbow Library events.

State sponsorship levels are as follows:

  • State Presenting Sponsor -  $15,000 and up

  • State Platinum Sponsor - $8,000 and up

  • State Gold Sponsor - $5,000 and up

  • State Silver Sponsor - $3,000 and up

  • State Bronze Sponsor - $1,500 and up

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

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