LGBTQ Education in Maine Schools – Read the Rainbow
Chest Binder for Trans Youth – Maine LGBTQ+ Programs
LGBTQ+ Communities – OUT Maine Report
Queer Youth Answer Grown Ups’ Questions – Dear Chuck
Gay Straight Trans Alliance Guidebook – OUT Maine
LGBTQ+ Inclusive Youth Programming – Best Practices
LGBTQ+ Friendly Workplace Guide – Maine Employers
LGBTQ+ Inclusive Activities – Maine Youth Programs
2023 PRIDE
202306 Camp Training Slideshow
LGBTQ+ Parents Night and Youth Social Slideshow
Med Training Slideshow
Cancer Screening Slideshow (1)
OUT in the Park Slideshow
Thinking OUT Loud Slideshow
Mission Impact Report 21-22
Dear Chuck Slideshow
GSTA Guide Front Page
Best Practices Front Page
Workplace Guide Slideshow
k-12 Activities Front Page Slide
2023 Potluck Slideshow
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LGBTQ+ Youth Programs in Maine

Creating Welcoming Communities for Queer and Trans Youth, Kids, and Teens With All Intersectional Identities

At OUT Maine, we have an ambitious goal: to create more welcoming and affirming communities for Maine’s diverse queer youth in all their intersectional identities by changing the very systems that serve them. LGBTQ+ youth face serious challenges, including sadness, depression, and risk of suicide. Providing support for genderqueer and nonbinary kids in Maine as well as for adults and professionals who serve as their social support, can help save lives. By supporting LGBTQ+ youth and their families, empowering queer youth in our Maine communities, and educating providers, we help create welcoming and affirming spaces needed by our LGBTQ+ population.

Teen LGBTQ+ Programs Support Mental Health & Build Welcoming Communities

Approximately 30% of Maine teens identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning. That percentage is even higher — 40% — among teens in foster care. At OUT Maine, our rural, community-based, prevention-focused programming and training lifts up queer youth in Maine’s isolated and under-resourced regions and strives to create a strong safety net of supportive adults that can help make a difference in the lives of queer young people. With youth programs, LGBTQ+ programs for schools, and inclusivity training and support, OUT Maine helps build the confidence and life skills that help Maine’s queer youth thrive.

Reach out to find out more about Youth Programs, Training, and Consultations, or be part of our support network by Donating to OUT Maine.


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*OUT Maine will be tabling!

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rockland Pride Events*

Rockland Pride Events*

Date: June 17, 2023Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmVenue: Downtown & Steel House SouthOrganizer: Midcoast Queer Organizing & Resource Exchange, OUT Maine, Rock Coast Roller Derby, New Hope Midcoast, M-QORE, ANOMINO Foundation, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Arts in ActionCategory: Pride MonthWebsite: View Events Website


Maine Coast PRIDE Coffee

A smooth, sweet dark roast that recalls those tranquil Maine mornings. Available at Rock City Cafe 316 Main Street, Rockland, Maine. 10% of all sales will go to benefit OUT Maine.

Hurricane Island Outward Bound School Store

HIOBS is donating 20% of the sales from it's school store to OUT Maine during the month of June!

Pride Heart Collection by Bixby Chocolate

With every purchase of the Bixby Chocolate Pride Heart Collection, a generous percentage of the proceeds goes directly to OUT Maine. 

Rockland Hannaford Community Bag Program

Purchase a bag at the Rockland Hannaford during the month of June and $1 is donated to OUT Maine.

hello hello books

hello hello books has curated a list of OUT Maine's recommended reading by grade level on their website! The bookstore also fundraises for OUT Maine's Read the Rainbow program

Pride Flags

Flags For Good is offering a 10% discount to first-time customers who purchase a flag using this promotal link:

2023 Business/Organization Supporters


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