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
School Year the Rainbow Library launched in Massachusetts
Of the 47 Rainbow Library sets sent to Massachusetts schools in Fall 2022,
Help us send LGBTQ+ affirming K-12 books to schools and libraries across the country!