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

Just 13% of Texas 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 TX that have access to a GLSEN Rainbow Library


Number of schools in TX that have received a Rainbow Library

'21 '22

School Year the Rainbow Library launched in Texas

Fall 2022 Sendoff Figures

Of the 41 Rainbow Library sets sent to Texas schools in Fall 2022,

  • 83% were sent to schools predominantly serving students from low-income families
  • 59% were sent to schools in urban areas
  • 39% were sent to schools in suburban areas
  • 2% were sent to schools in rural areas

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