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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 own terms...

Welcome Jamie!

Welcome Jamie!

We are excited to welcome our new Finance Coordinator, Jamie Knowles! Jamie has spent most of his life in the Midcoast Maine region, and after several moves and trips around North America, came back to roost and serve his community. He comes to OUT Maine bringing his...

OUR WORK

At OUT Maine, we have an ambitious goal: to create more welcoming and affirming communities for Maine’s diverse queer youth in all of their intersectional identities by changing the very systems that serve them.

Youth

Families

Donors

Schools

Professionals

1 in 5 Maine Teens Identify as LGBTQ+

 LGBTQ+ Youth Face Serious Challenges

Feeling sad or hopeless

LGBT students are more than twice as likely to feel sad or hopeless for two or more weeks in the past year.

Risk of suicide

In Maine, 41% of LBGT teens seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months. That is 2,800 LGBT students! That’s enough to fill 58 school buses.

Mental health issues

Nearly half of LGBT students have long-term emotional or behavioral problems expected to last 6 months or more.

Providing Support Can Change Lives

Safe Schools Through GSTAs

Youth Connection

Welcoming Environments

Supportive Adults

REMEMBER : Just ONE supportive adult can save lives!

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