K-12 School Staff: Request a FREE set of LGBTQ+ affirming K-12 books! GLSEN will be sending LGBTQ+ affirming text sets to over 1,400 schools in 31 states in spring 2024. There are four grade-range options: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, or 9-12. LGBTQ+ students at schools with an LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum, which includes LGBTQ+ affirming books, have higher GPAs, are less likely to hear anti-LGBTQ remarks at school, and are less likely to report missing school due to feeling unsafe. Students also have a constitutional right to read these books. Founded in 2019, GLSEN’s Rainbow Library Program has been featured in School Library Journal, District Administration Magazine, and has won a commendation award from the American Association of School Librarians. Over 6,700 elementary, middle, and high schools have already received Rainbow Library sets. Rainbow Library books are selected by a committee of experienced educators, librarians, and students. These texts are award-winning, grade-aligned, and all received positive reviews from major literary journals. Resources are limited and will be prioritized in part on a first come, first served basis. Head to rainbowlibrary.org today! Bring GLSEN Professional Development to Your School or Org! GLSEN’s Intentional Inclusion PD Series equips schools to be safe and inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ students, with an emphasis on racial, gender, and disability justice. Over 1,600 educators have participated in this PD in 2023 alone. This series can be delivered in-person or virtually. Learn more at glsen.org/pd You are invited to join GLSEN’s Educator Spaces! This is a new platform for LGBTQ+ supportive educators (including school leaders!) to come together virtually to build community, share resources, and ask questions. GLSEN Educator Spaces are secure. We vet all applicants before granting access, and anyone who does not want to use their full name in the Educator Spaces does not have to. Only employees of schools, school districts, and public libraries are eligible to join. To join GLSEN’s Educator Spaces, fill out this form: https://form.jotform.com/232194635323050.