According to the 2019 GLSEN Maryland School Climate surveyjust over half of Maryland students say they have access to LGBTQ-related library resources at school.

Just 20% of Maryland 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 MD that have access to a GLSEN Rainbow Library


Number of schools in MD that have received a Rainbow Library

'20 '21

School Year the Rainbow Library launched in Maryland

Fall 2022 Sendoff Figures

Of the 41 Rainbow Library sets sent to Maryland schools in Fall 2022,

  • 56% were sent to schools predominantly serving students from low-income families
  • 34% were sent to schools in urban areas
  • 61% were sent to schools in suburban areas
  • 5% were sent to schools in rural areas

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