According to the 2017 GLSEN Missouri School Climate survey, less than half of Missouri students say they have access to LGBTQ-related library resources at school.

Just 14% of Missouri 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 MO that have access to a GLSEN Rainbow Library


Number of schools in MO that have received a Rainbow Library

'20 '21

School Year the Rainbow Library launched in Missouri

Fall 2022 Sendoff Figures

Of the 55 Rainbow Library sets sent to Missouri schools in Fall 2022,

  • 62% were sent to schools predominantly serving students from low-income families
  • 27% were sent to schools in urban areas
  • 53% were sent to schools in suburban areas
  • 20% were sent to schools in rural areas

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