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LGBTQ Writers in Schools

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Interested in bringing LGBTQ books & authors to your school?

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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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

Changing Lives

Read an interview with one of our visiting authors.

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