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.
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Misinformation campaigns and fake news. Ugly personal attacks and awful comments. Social media can be a cruel place. Social media can also be a tool for positive change and a platform for creating communities of support. That’s why OUT Maine is “upping” our social...
The holidays are just around the corner and that means food, friends, and family fun. But things are a little complicated this year. Your young child is gender non-conforming and you’re wondering how to inform all the aunts, uncles, and grandmas and grandpas. They...
As families gather for the holiday season, LGBTQ+ individuals and allies may be preparing to interact with relatives who have different opinions or questions about LGBTQ+ issues. This can lead to some challenging and potentially tense conversations, and we hope the...
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.