GSTA Resources

Below are some documents you can print. We have more stuff (including posters) available in our Store. If you are a GSTA advisor on a budget please email about having free posters and swag mailed to your school.

Maine State Snapshot - 2017 NSCS_0.pdf

2017 State Snapshot: School Climate in Maine

Provided by GLSEN:


Genderbread Person

A fun, informative poster.


Safe Space Stickers

This is a template to print stickers. We are happy to mail you the stickers as well. Please email

Parents Guide Maine.pdf

Tips for Parents & Guardians of Transgender Youth

This is an 8.5 X 11 2 page document.

There is increasing national recognition that the school environment is where experiences of LGBTQ youth can be improved most successfully. School climate work, particularly the creation and support of Gay Straight Transgender Alliances (GSTAs), is a proven method of reducing experiences of homophobic discrimination, harassment, bullying and suicidal ideation.

OUT has almost quadrupled the number of GSTAs in Lincoln, Waldo and Knox counties from three to 11 - 100% of our mainland high schools in these counties now have a GSTA, as well as North Haven Island and the Wiscasset Middle School. OUT developed expertise in working with diverse Maine schools and created a comprehensive toolkit for addressing school resistance and forming GSTAs. We are now reaching into area middle schools with the same goals in mind.