OUT Maine/OUT As I Want To Be is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to the support & empowerment of LGBTQ young people in midcoast Maine.

Since 1996, we have worked to support youth in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties, and we currently operate a drop-in center based in downtown Rockland, ME. Drop-in is a safe space for youth under age 22 to explore and express their identities at any point in their journey, a place where they can find supportive peers and adult allies, confidential discussion groups, community-oriented projects and activities, and space to be themselves free of judgment.

In addition to drop-in, OUT brings GSTAs (Gay-Straight-Trans Alliances) to schools in Knox, Waldo & Lincoln counties, and reaches out to parents & community members to foster safe spaces for youth where they live, beyond the walls of our drop-in center.


Do you or someone you know need additional support? Information about local health & wellness resources? Are you looking for allies in our community? Go HERE! for a list of local & national service providers, queer networks, and allied organizations.



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Want to join OUT for Belfast Pride?

Hey everyone!  You are a totally awesome group of folks and we are so excited to keep the momentum going!  How about joining us at Belfast Pride on June 11th?  We could get together on Wednesday, June 8th at our BRAND NEW office at 63 Park Street in Rockland for pizza, planning and maybe even float decorating, weather depending! Then, we will march in the Belfast Pride parade on Saturday, the 11th.

Ready?  Can you come on the 8th, then on the 11th?  Please fill out the poll below to give us a sense of who can come. We don't have transportation for either event this time, so check to make sure you can get to Rockland and then Belfast on these days before you commit, please!  

Fill Out Poll Here

Questions, email or text Sue at sue@outmidcoast.org or 207.838.4726.