According to the 2021 GLSEN School Climate survey, just 43% of U.S. students say they have access to LGBTQ-related library resources at school.
Additionally, only 16% of U.S. 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 VA that have access to a GLSEN Rainbow Library
Number of schools in VA that have received a Rainbow Library
School Year the Rainbow Library launched in Virginia
Of the 81 Rainbow Library sets sent to Virginia schools in Fall 2022,
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