Building welcoming & affirming communities for Maine's LGBTQ+ youth

Building welcoming & affirming communities for Maine's LGBTQ+ youth

NEW! LGBTQ+ Inclusive Curriculum

For grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

FREE BEST PRACTICES GUIDE

Best practices for LGBTQ+ inclusive youth programming, developed for youth organizations, outlines best practices that can be applied to any organization. Request your free guide below!

Youth

Families

Donors

Schools

Professionals

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.

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!

Making your workplace more LGBTQ+ friendly can help you create a more LGBTQ+ friendly workplace 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.

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