OUT Maine hires new Training Coordinator

OUT Maine is excited to announce that August Sender (they/them) is joining the OUT Maine team as the Training Coordinator. August comes to OUT from SASSMM (Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine) where they were the Education Co-Coordinator. They have spent...

United Midcoast Charities awards OUT Maine $11,000 for Youth Programs

The OUT Maine team is very grateful for a generous grant of $11,000 from United Midcoast Charities. This funding supports programs that provide connection, support and adult mentors for LGBTQ+ youth. Programming includes weekly virtual programs, an upcoming fall leadership retreat, regional overnights in Knox and Waldo, and the next Rainbow Ball weekend scheduled for April 2022.

Spruce Mountain High School GSA Thrives during Pandemic School Year

Spruce Mountain HS is a small school in a relatively conservative pocket in Western Maine. Just last year, a small group of students stepped up to form a GSA which quickly grew from 5 people to 27 very active members. I watched them form a community of their own where they were totally comfortable being themselves. This enabled them to attend school events that they would typically avoid and feel uncomfortable. Our big goal for the end of the year was to attend Rainbow Ball as a big group. Then, of course, covid.

Hurricane Island Hosts OUT Maine Staff Retreat

Hurricane Island Hosts OUT Maine Staff Retreat

OUT Maine staff had a great time at Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership last month for its overnight staff retreat. After a challenging pandemic year and extensive growth, in both programs and staff, the retreat offered a wonderful time of reconnection, rejuvenation and planning.