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A New Perspective on GenderQueer 

A New Perspective on GenderQueer 

By August Sender, Training Coordinator - OUT Maine The book Gender Queer, a memoir by Maia Kababe, has been in the news consistently recently. If you haven’t been following along, the book is a graphic novel - a comic-style story of the author's experience learning...

OUR WORK

At OUT Maine, we have an ambitious goal: to create more welcoming and affirming communities for Maine’s diverse queer youth in all of their intersectional identities by changing the very systems that serve them.

Youth

Families

Donors

Schools

Professionals

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!

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