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June 4th, 2020 - WGME

OUT Maine congratulates 2020 LGBTQ+ Graduates!

February 6th, 2020

Rock City Coffee will donate 10% of its Valentine's Day Sales to Rainbow Ball Weekend!

A few days a year, Rock City Coffee picks a local non-profit to receive 10% of sales for the day. For this year's Valentine’s Day, the staff owners have selected OUT Maine to be that non-profit! With Rainbow Ball Weekend planning underway, we've decided to put this donation towards our Rainbow Ball Weekend fund.

Rock City Coffee is located in downtown Rockland and is a great place to get lunch, coffee and some of the best baked goods in town! They also roast their own coffee and are selling, year-round, Maine Coast PRIDE coffee, which has a percentage of the proceeds going to OUT Maine.

Please support Rock City on Valentine's Day and Share the Love for LGBTQ+ youth and Rainbow Ball Weekend!

January 6th, 2020

Washington Post article

Last year the Merriam-Webster dictionary named the singular non-binary pronoun "they " word of the year and the following press coverage of this helped raise awareness of people who use gender neutral pronouns.

What about other languages that have male and female gender built into not just pronouns but nouns too?

This article explores how seven different languages are addressing dilemmas such as these and evolving to become more inclusive.

August 6th, 2019

Thank you to PRIDE Month Donors!

OUT Maine recently received generous donations from Maine businesses Hello Sailor and The Portland Westin. These businesses ran promotions during PRIDE Month (June) to raise money for OUT Maine. Thank you for your generosity and for supporting Maine's LGBTQ youth!

July 29th, 2019

Thank you Mid Coast Community Chorus!

Thanks to the generosity of Midcoast Community Chorus’ (MCC) June beneficiary concert, Spheres, OUT Maine’s statewide work supporting and empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth has stronger local community support.

Each year, the MCC generously donates a portion of its concert proceeds to an area nonprofit. This year, OUT Maine was chosen from over a dozen organizations applying for support. The generous gift continues to grow, as MCC members spread the word about the OUT Maine and the challenges facing LGBTQ youth and help the organization make more community connections.

OUT Maine is very grateful for this support – it takes all of us in the midcoast area to make our communities welcoming and affirming to LGBTQ youth! Special thanks to Board Chair Mim Bird, Artistic Director Steve Weston, Linda Leach and Beth Davis for all of their help and support!