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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

25.7% 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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GLAAD Visibility Project

Have you heard of GLAAD’s Visibility Project? Check out the website here for more information! “Across the media landscape, LGBTQ inclusion is...

PRIDE STORE

Coming Soon: Pride Pop-Up Shop

OUT Maine will have a Pride pop-up shop this spring so you can get your rainbow gear ahead of June!

Nonesuch Knots

10% of "red heart" items sold are donated to OUT Maine programs.

Pride Flags

Flags For Good is offering a 10% discount to first-time customers who purchase a flag using this promotal link: https://flagsforgood.com/discount/OUTMAINE.

Maine Coast PRIDE Coffee

**Available seasonally** 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.

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.

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