Scholarships for LGBTQ+ and Allied Students

Scholarships for LGBTQ+ and Allied Students

New: Parsons Scholarship Fund for LGBTQ+ Youth and AlliesThanks to the family of Betsy Parsons and the Maine Community Foundation, there is now a scholarship fund for LGBTQ+ youth and allies in Betsy's memory. Students can apply for the scholarship on Maine Community...

Downeast Overnight

Downeast Overnight

OUT Maine, Downeast Rainbow Alliance, Healthy Acadia, and Tides Institute came together recently to host an overnight youth event in Downeast Maine.  Annie Hopkins from Downeast Rainbow Alliance wrote OUT Maine after the event: “We send a huge bundle of gratitude for...

LGBTQ+ Inclusive Valentine’s Day Messaging

LGBTQ+ Inclusive Valentine’s Day Messaging

For many, Valentine's Day is linked to romance, cards, and chocolates. Yet much of the Valentine’s Day messaging and media targets straight, cisgender couples. LGBTQ+ youth too often feel invisible and excluded. LGBTQ+ youth deserve a Valentine's Day that is fully...

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...