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 funraise for LGBTQ+ Youth! We are providing Pride flags and swag to organizations who support OUT Maine during Pride Month!

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MY COMMUNITY?

Camden, ME
Rockland, ME
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Youth Pride Art Show & Pride Walk

We are seeking writing, art, and photos that illustrate your vision of an inclusive world for everyone. Pieces by LGBTQ+ and allied youth will be displayed at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and Erickson Fields during the month of June and may also be included in a poster that will be displayed around Maine year-round!

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN PRIDE MONTH?

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.

To get your flag, make your donation now or before June 18th (while supplies last)!

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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