Building Welcoming and Affirming Communities

for Maine's LGBTQ+ Youth

Making Maine communities welcoming and affirming for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth.

We support, educate, and empower queer youth in partnership with their allies and families.

1 in 5 Maine teens identify as LGBTQ+

Over 3% identify as transgender or questioning

17% identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual

Changing Maine statistics

9 out of 10 LGBTQ+ youth bullied regularly

3-4X suicidal thoughts/actions compared to peers

54% of transgender students are suicidal

2X use of inhalants, cocaine, heroin

25-40% of homeless teens are LGBTQ+

To joy, hope & possibility

Building youth self-esteem, skills and community

Creating welcoming and affirming schools

Weaving a safety net of trained providers statewide

Supporting parents and families

Changing climate in communities all over Maine