What is a Q Card?

What is the feedback from youth on the Q card? How best to present its use/purpose to youth? Here is our response: It would be better if it was talked about with more people. If providers were able to have more people use it. Some feel it is no difference than writing...

Polysexual vs. Polyamory?

Dear Chuck, what is the difference between Polysexual and Polyamorous Here are some “official” definitions to help us get started. A polysexual person is someone who is sexually and/or romantically attracted to multiple genders. It is not the same as being bisexual or...

Dear Chuck: To Ask or Not to Ask

Dear Anonymous: If you have someone who has not yet shared their pronouns with you, the best to do is offer your own pronouns. Say “Hello, my name is _____, and I use (he/him) pronouns.” It is best to let this person share their pronouns with you on their...
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...