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LGBTQ Writers in Schools

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Supporting Youth

Since 2015, Lambda Literary and the NYC Department of Education have worked together to bring LGBTQ writers into classrooms across New York City. The LGBTQ Writers in Schools Program provides critically necessary, safe spaces for students to talk about great books, queer life, and how to thrive as an LGBTQ person.

The program serves students across all grade levels, K-12, and provides access to award-winning books and authors as well as professional development on how to deliver an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum.  The school program is currently offered virtually.

 

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Impact

Since inception in New York City, the nation’s largest school district, the LGBTQ Writers in Schools program has brought LGBTQ books and authors to more than 7,000 students.

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2000

Students reached each year

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80

Schools across every borough in New York City

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30

visiting authors

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K-12

serving all grade levels

Changing Lives

Read an interview with one of our visiting authors.

See All Books

Author Last
Author First
Book Title
Reading Level
Genre
Participating Years
Barakiva
Michael
Barakiva
Michael
Barrett
Kay Ulanday
Beam
Cris
Bell
Eric
Bell
Eric
Bergman
S. Bear
Bildner
Phil
Bird
Jackson
Boteju
Tanya
Brothers
Meagan
Burgess
Matthew
Callender
Kacen
Callender
Kacen
Callender
Kacen
Callender
Kacen
Cameron
Peter
Clarke
Cheril N.
Clippinger
Aaron
Conley
Garrard
Dennis-Benn
Nicole
Dennis-Benn
Nicole
Edozien
Chike Frankie
Erlich
Mor
Dragtivity
Espinoza
Joshua Jennifer
Garrett
Camryn
Gino
Alex
Gino
Alex
Hardy
James Earl
Hennessey
MG
Howard
JP
Howard
Greg
Howard
Greg
Howe
James
Hyatt
Martin
Iloh
Candice
Jackson
Naomi
Johnson
George M.
Johnson
Leah
Khorram
Adib
Kirsch
Vincent X.
Kron
Lisa
Linn
Laurent
London
Alex
London
Alex
Lowrey
Sassafras
Lowrey
Sassafras
Lukoff
Kyle
Marsh
Roya

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