FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS

The following services are available to Maine organizations. Request any of these services by filling out our request form. You may also contact us by phone or email: info@outmaine.org , 800-530-6997.

LGBTQ+ Friendly CONGREGATIONs

Creating welcoming and affirming spaces is not all that difficult and the positive impact it will have on LGBTQ+ identified individuals is significant.

Policies and Procedures

Welcoming and affirming spaces are not just for LGBTQ+ youth. You also want to have an LGBTQ+ friendly space for your staff and congregation.

Making your congregation more LGBTQ+ friendly can help you create a more LGBTQ+ friendly practice and outlines general best practices for policies and procedures.

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

Consultations

Do you have questions about supporting your LGBTQ+ congregation or a specific situation that you would like to discuss? Contact us at 800-530-6997 or email info@outmaine.org.

Professional Development

  • Request training to give your staff the education and tools to create welcoming and affirming church and faith community.

  • Attend a regional training to gain knowledge about supporting LGBTQ+ youth (see below).

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  • Free virtual after-school games and programs.

  • Weekend and overnight retreats.

  • Educational and leadership opportunities for LGBTQ+ and allied youth.

  • An alternative for those who are not able to attend a staff training.

  • Workshops are scheduled throughout the year in different locations throughout Maine.

  • Enrollment is open to everyone.