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.

Making your CONGREGATION LGBTQ+ Friendly

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, was developed for youth organizations but 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.