According to the 2019 GLSEN New Jersey School Climate survey, less than half of New Jersey students say they have access to LGBTQ-related library resources at school.
Just 26% of New Jersey 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 NJ that have access to a GLSEN Rainbow Library
Number of schools in NJ that have received a Rainbow Library
School Year the Rainbow Library launched in New Jersey
Of the 93 Rainbow Library sets sent to New Jersey schools in Fall 2022,
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