According to the 2019 GLSEN Massachusetts School Climate survey, about 60% of Massachusetts students say they have access to LGBTQ-related library resources at school, and just 31% of Massachusetts 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 MA that have access to a GLSEN Rainbow Library


Number of schools in MA that have received a Rainbow Library

'21 '22

School Year the Rainbow Library launched in Massachusetts

Fall 2022 Sendoff Figures

Of the 47 Rainbow Library sets sent to Massachusetts schools in Fall 2022,

  • 79% were sent to schools predominantly serving students from low-income families
  • 43% were sent to schools in urban areas
  • 34% were sent to schools in suburban areas
  • 23% were sent to schools in rural areas

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