Intentions

Intentions

What is an intention? An intention is a guiding principle for how you want to be, live, and show up in the world or in any area of your life. Some of OUT Maine’s staff intentions for 2022 “As a cisgender person, I will introduce myself using name and pronouns in...

What type of GSTAs are there?

What type of GSTAs are there?

By Aiden Campbell LMSW-cc and Maura Derrivan LCPC-c Q: What type of GSTA groups are there? A:  GSTAs can take on a number of approaches depending on the needs of the students. A GSTA is a safe space for students who are looking for support. So, make sure you are...

8 ways to support LGBTQ+ youth during the holidays

8 ways to support LGBTQ+ youth during the holidays

Tips for Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth This Holiday Season Holidays can be a particularly hard time for LGBTQ+ young people. While many young people head home for the winter holidays, too many LGBTQ+ youth cannot return to their families of origin. They might not be...

Join us for Tea and Conversation

Join us for Tea and Conversation

LGBTQ+ teens and young adults have an original podcast series about their experiences called LGBTea Time -- you can listen anytime! The OUT Maine group Queer Futures produces the original podcast program, which airs monthly on the first Thursday at 5 PM EST on WERU...

Burlington Code Academy Binder Program

OUT Maine is very grateful to Burlington Code Academy students Bob, Julie, Korey, Will, Alan and Shadman, who worked closely with OUT Maine staff to develop a better system to track and fulfill youth binder requests.  What is a binder, you might ask? Binders, or chest...

November is Transgender Awareness

November is Transgender Awareness

Why be an ally and advocate for transgender people?  According to MaineTransNet, suicide among transgender young adults in Maine has gone up this year. Several reasons are cited on the website including isolation from the pandemic, youth being trapped in unsupportive...

Thank you Wendilee!

Thank you Wendilee!

We’d like to send heartfelt thanks to Wendilee Heath O’Brien, who has brought color and creativity to OUT Maine’s virtual youth programs with her art workshops. Wendilee says, “Since I have spent much of my adult life with young people and since my sons have committed...

October is LGBTQ+ History Month

October is LGBTQ+ History Month

Rodney Wilson, one of the founders of LGBTQ+ History Month, will conduct an encore presentation for our youth about his experiences as an openly gay teacher in the 1990s and his journey to launch LGBTQ+ History Month. His story is outlined in The Advocate: The Story...

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