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LGBTQ Writers in Schools

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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 books, queer life, and how to thrive as a LGBTQ person.

The program serves students across all grade levels, K-12. Every student receives a free copy of the book discussed and educators receive professional development on delivering LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum.


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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.


Students reached each year


Schools across every borough in New York City


visiting authors


serving all grade levels

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