New Mexico

According to the 2019 GLSEN New Mexico School Climate survey, less than half of New Mexico students say they have access to LGBTQ-related library resources at school.

Just 28% of New Mexico 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 NM that have access to a GLSEN Rainbow Library


Number of schools in NM that have received a Rainbow Library

'21 '22

School Year the Rainbow Library launched in New Mexico

Fall 2022 Sendoff Figures

Of the 52 Rainbow Library sets sent to New Mexico schools in Fall 2022,

  • 85% were sent to schools predominantly serving students from low-income families
  • 42% were sent to schools in urban areas
  • 37% were sent to schools in suburban areas
  • 21% were sent to schools in rural areas

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