Rainbow Ball Maine - Gay & Nonbinary Teens
OUT Maine Scholarship Fund - LGBTQ+ Youth
Youth Development Programs – Inclusion Training
LGBTQ Education in Maine Schools – Read the Rainbow
Chest Binder for Trans Youth – Maine LGBTQ+ Programs
LGBTQ+ Communities – OUT Maine Report
Queer Youth Answer Grown Ups’ Questions – Dear Chuck
Gay Straight Trans Alliance Guidebook – OUT Maine
LGBTQ+ Inclusive Youth Programming – Best Practices
LGBTQ+ Friendly Workplace Guide – Maine Employers
LGBTQ+ Inclusive Activities – Maine Youth Programs
Rainbow Ball Weekend 2023 Sponsorship v2
In-Person Trainings v2
Thinking OUT Loud Slideshow
Mission Impact Report 21-22
Dear Chuck Slideshow
GSTA Guide Front Page
Best Practices Front Page
Workplace Guide Slideshow
k-12 Activities Front Page Slide
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LGBTQ+ Youth Programs in Maine

Creating Welcoming Communities for Queer and Trans Youth of Kids and Teens With All Intersectional Identities

At OUT Maine, we have an ambitious goal: to create more welcoming and affirming communities for Maine’s diverse queer youth in all their intersectional identities by changing the very systems that serve them. LGBTQ+ youth face serious challenges, including sadness, depression, and risk of suicide. Providing support for genderqueer and nonbinary kids in Maine as well as for adults and professionals who serve as their social support, can help save lives. By supporting LGBTQ+ youth and their families, empowering queer youth in our Maine communities, and educating providers, we help create welcoming and affirming spaces needed by our LGBTQ+ population.

Teen LGBTQ+ Programs Support Mental Health & Build Welcoming Communities

Approximately 30% of Maine teens identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning. That percentage is even higher — 40% — among teens in foster care. At OUT Maine, our rural, community-based, prevention-focused programming and training lifts up queer youth in Maine’s isolated and under-resourced regions and strives to create a strong safety net of supportive adults that can help make a difference in the lives of queer young people. With youth programs, LGBTQ+ programs for schools, and inclusivity training and support, OUT Maine helps build the confidence and life skills that help Maine’s queer youth thrive.

Reach out to find out more about Youth Programs, Training, and Consultations, or be part of our support network by Donating to OUT Maine.

Rainbow Ball Maine - Gay & Nonbinary Teens

Camp Wavus, Jefferson, ME | April 28-30, 2023 | Grades 8 - 12

Registration Closed 3/1/'23

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