Rock City Pride

What's Happening in my Community?

What’s happening in MidCoast Maine this June?

Inclusive Flag

How Can I Participate in Pride?

Some suggestions on how to bring Pride to your hometown.

Youth Pride

Show Your Support for LGBTQ+ Youth!

Donate or fundraise for LGBTQ+ Youth! We are providing Pride flags and swag to organizations that support OUT Maine during Pride Month!

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MY COMMUNITY?

Pride Walk

The Youth Pride Art Show has wrapped up for the season but the PrideWalk will continue through the month of July.

OUT Maine would like to thank the following businesses, organizations and individuals who fundraised for OUT Maine in June and July in honor of Pride Month.

The Belfast Co-op, Camden Windward House, Clementine, Definitive Brewing, Eastcraeft, East Fork Mask Co., Ewing Fruit Co., Graffam Bros., GJB Aesthetics, Grasshopper Shop, Lorrain Bunker Smart, Maine Spirit Co., Mojo Medibles, Oceanside High School, Pathways of Maine, Ripple Effect, Ruckus Donuts, Rock City Coffee, Sea Love Candle & Company, Steam Mill Brewing, and Zoot Coffee.

We’d also like to thank the following organizations and for bringing Pride to the Midcoast!

Arts in Action, Oceanside High School GSTA, Rockland Main Street and City of Rockland (Pride Crosswalk)

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (Youth Pride Art Show)

Ellsworth High School GSDA (Pride Zoo)

Erickson Fields Preserve (Pride Walk)

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN PRIDE MONTH?

Pride Webinar with Carrie Kutny

Ellsworth GSTA advisor Carrie Kutny shares her experience creating rainbow sidewalks and organizing youth-led Pride projects. Watch the webinar here.

Individuals

Volunteer for Pride planning or be the first to plan a Pride event in your town. Consider a parade, art show, picnic, dance, concert, or a fair! All of these can be virtual or socially-distanced. For example, last year Orono and Ellsworth had public outdoor art shows called Pride Zoos.

Offices

Hold a fundraiser/donation bucket/raffle to support LGBTQ+ youth in your office! Organize a Pride-themed office party, get creative! Hang PRIDE flags in your office windows for the month of June.

Businesses & Shops

Put a Pride Flag in your windows and on your doors, cash registers, etc. Put out a donation bucket for the month of Pride for LGBTQ+ youth. Consider announcing your PRIDE by promoting a week or month’s worth of some portion of your proceeds to be donated to support LGBTQ+ youth.

Restaurants

Consider announcing your PRIDE with a night, week or month’s worth of some portion of your proceeds donated to support LGBTQ+ youth. Dining OUT in Maine for Queer Youth. Put a PRIDE flag in your window for the month of June.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR LGBTQ+ YOUTH!

Donate

Maine businesses and organizations who donate $100 or more to OUT Maine will receive a full-sized Pride Flag to display at their storefront or place of work.

Fundraise

If proceeds of your fundraiser go to OUT Maine to support Maine’s LGBTQ+ youth, we will give you a Pride Flag and a fundraising kit with swag for donors, brochures and mail-in donation cards. We also will promote your fundraiser on our website.*

To request your fundraising kit, email rachel@outmaine.org.

*Please note that since OUT Maine is a youth organization, we cannot promote the sale of alcoholic, tobacco or other age-restricted goods on our website or social media, but we will announce your business is fundraising for us. Email rachel@outmaine.org for details. Thank you for your understanding and support!

Making your workplace more LGBTQ+ friendly can help you create a more LGBTQ+ friendly workplace and outlines general best practices for policies and procedures.

Best practices for LGBTQ+ inclusive youth programming, developed for youth organizations, outlines best practices that can be applied to any organization.

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