Building welcoming & affirming communities for Maine's LGBTQ+ youth

New! Free Best Practices Guide

Best practices for LGBTQ+ inclusive youth programming, developed for youth organizations, outlines best practices that can be applied to any organization.

our work

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+

LGBTQ+ Youth face Serious cHallenges

Feeling sad or hopeless

LGBT students are more than twice as likely to feel sad or hopeless for two or more weeks in the past year.

Risk of suicide

In Maine, 41% of LBGT teens seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months. That is 2,800 LGBT students! That's enough to fill 58 school buses.

Mental health issues

Nearly half of LGBT students have long-term emotional or behavioral problems expected to last 6 months or more.

Providing Support Can Change Lives

Safe Schools through GSTAs

Youth Connection

Welcoming Environments

Supportive Adults

remember, just one supportive adult can save lives!