We could probably name a hundred, but here are five reasons it is crucial that you support Lambda’s LGBTQ Writers in Schools Program today, as we continue our spring fundraising drive through the rest of April

Author Kate Scelsa in the classroom

5 Reasons to Support LGBTQ Writers in Schools!

  1. To Resist: The Trump administration rescinded protections for transgender students in public schools. The most vulnerable among us urgently need your support.
  2. To Educate: LGBTQ-specific curriculum in schools is still rare and Lambda’s Writers in Schools Program provides valuable instruction about queer lives through queer literature.
  3. To Support: Anti-LGBTQ bullying is a problem in schools. Reading queer stories changes hearts and minds and helps create more supportive environments for kids.
  4. To Foster: When a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender writer visits a classroom, they give LGBTQ students positive role models which assures them they are not alone.
  5. To Save Lives: Most of us have a story about a book that offered us guidance at a time of extreme need. LGBTQ books save lives every day.

Please support Lambda’s LGBTQ Writers in Schools Program by making a tax-deductible contribution today.

Lambda Literary would like to thank our 2017 Writers in Schools publishing partners HarperCollins Publishers, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster.


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